Events at the Heugh Battery Museum 2021/22

The museum welcomes you to all our events which help us to raise funds for the running costs and maintenance of the museum.

Bombardment Commemorations 2021

Please join us on Thursday 16th December 2021 from 8am in the Redheugh Memorial Gardens, the Headland, for our annual commemoration of the Bombardment of the Hartlepools.  

We will fire a salute from our 25 pdr Saluting gun at 8.10am, a will observe a minute of silence following the salute.  The names of all of the children who lost their lives during the Bombardment in 1914 will be read out.  We hope the public will join in this poignant act of remembrance by planting crosses for the children as we read out their name (crosses supplied).

Redheugh Gardens War Memorial Centenary

The museum will host an exhibition created by local residents celebrating the war memorial ‘Triumphant Youth’ designed for the Redheugh Gardens by Hartlepool artist Philip Bennison ARCA.

The war memorial was unveiled on December 17th 1921, and we celebrate 100 years of this Hartlepool icon.

The exhibition will take place on Friday 17th – Sunday 19th December from 11am until 3pm.

Members of Hartlepool Headland Local History Group will be available during the exhibition to answer questions on Friday and Sunday. 

On Saturday we welcome the Time Bandits WWI re-enactment group to the exhibition for talks and show and tell activities.

We will also be joined by local author Ian Lightfoot who will be signing copies of his latest book Healthful Hartlepool – the untold story of a Northern Graphic Icon.

Events 2022

The museum will host re-enactment groups from a variety of eras, military vehicles, craft fayres and car boot sales in the new year.

Please check in on the website, our Facebook page @heughbattery and our Twitter feed @Heugh_Museum for updates.

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
info@heughbattery.co.uk
01429 270746

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