Who We Are

We are a small, independent, museum run by the Heugh Gun Battery Trust, Charity no. 1106882. 

Our mission is to transport visitors back to the date and location of the UK’s only First World War battlefield site, and to give a flavour of the role of the Battery during the Second World War. We use the site and its collections to inform, educate, and encourage understanding of these pivotal points in history.

Our Staff

Our Museum Manager is Diane Stephens. 

Our Museum Assistant is Andy Stephens.

Poppy Tea Rooms are staffed by Carole Baldwin and Michelle Gorton.


Thank You

We would like to thank every one of our visitors, donors, and supporters.

Special thanks to:

All of the Tommy2Tommy walkers and Wonsie Waddlers, and Stephen Piction and team

Hartlepool Silver Band

The Heugh Bowmen

Sabaton, staff at Noise Cartel

The Hartlepool Mail

Hartlepool Life

The Military Vehicles Association

BAE Systems

LillyAnne’s Coffee Shop

TDM Friction

Pools Surplus Stores

Labour North

GMB Union 

Residents and friends of Priory Court and Hartfields Resident’s Group

Ben Houchen   

Heugh Yarners in the Community 

Durham Pals Living History Group

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums


Hartlepool Borough Council

Museum Development North East

The Battlefields Trust 

Teesside University 

Dennis Wake 

Shabeena Anait

Michelle Wright

The Legend of Skippy

Keith Middleton

Thanks to our community partners:

Bloom In Art

Summerhill Country Park

Hartlepool College of Further Education

Hartlepool Sixth Form College

The Northern School of Art

North East Land Sea and Air Museum

Bailiffegate Museum

The Time Travelling Tea Tent

The Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

Fishburn Brass Band

VIP Friendship Group

Hartlepool Friends of Wild Green Spaces

Hartlepool Carnival Committee

Santander Bank

MV Coronia

Hartlepool Ukulele Group

The Waterfront Festival

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Raw 30

Forces 80 Re-enactment

Lottery heritage Fund
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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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