The Only First World War
Battlefield in the UK

The Heugh Battery Museum preserves the only First World War battlefield in the UK and commemorates the bombardment of the Hartlepools in December 1914.

Opening Hours Important Notice

The museum is still undergoing maintenance work and we are not able to fully reopen.  Visitors will have access to the parade ground collection, the Barrack Room and Battery Commend Post.  To reflect the limited access, the museum will open on a ‘Pay What You Decide’ basis for the rest of the year.  Heugh Battery Museum Annual Passes for 2020 are still valid for this year.  We would like to thank visitors for their continued support and patience, and their contributions towards the maintenance of the Heugh Gun Battery site.

Our Mission

The museum tells the story of the Bombardment of the Hartlepools, which took place on Wednesday 16th December 1914, when the guns of the battery were engaged in ship-to-shore combat with the German navy.

Heugh Battery Drone Pic
Heugh Battery Drone Pic Seas

History of our Museum

The site of the Heugh Gun Battery has been a military position since the 17th century. Now the Heugh Battery Museum sits on the site of the only First World War battlefield in Britain.

The UK's Only Open Air WW1 Museum

The museum boasts a large and eclectic collection of military artefacts and artillery pieces from throughout history. Our friendly volunteers are on hand to help visitors understand more about the objects on display.

Heugh Battery preserves WW1 history,
so that it can be enjoyed by generations
for years to come

The Only First World War Battlefield in the UK

Open: Friday – Monday from 10am – 4pm
Heugh Battery Museum, Moor Terrace, Headland, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS24 0PS
01429 270746

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