Events at the Heugh Battery Museum 2024

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

Event list for 2024 - more information for each event and more can be found below.

Armed Forces Day

Saturday 29th June 2024

10.00am - 4pm, admission FREE

Hartlepool Armed Forces Liaison Group, local Reserve Army detachments and cadet units will be gathering here at the Heugh Battery to celebrate Armed Forces Day 2024.

The official opening ceremony will take place at 11.00am, thought the museum will be open from 10.00am as usual.  

The ceremony will include the presentation of a branch standard to the Hartlepool Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club.  The club was set up just over 5 years ago and has grown in popularity and strength,  with 350 current members.

There will be displays and activities throughout the day from Hartlepool’s new Reserve Army Units who are coming to meet the public, show the equipment they have available and report on their activities since moving to the town.

There will also be display stands from local cadet units and veterans associations, as well as visiting exhibitions from collectors and military vehicle enthusiasts.

Performances provided by Creative Minds will provide entertainment throughout the day.  Creative Minds CIC is a local charity which provides young people with the opportunity to develop musical and creative talents.

Crimea Day 1853-1856

Saturday the 15th of June 2024, 10am to 4pm
Admission: Pay what you decide.

It is a time of splendid uniforms and advances in medical care… This weekend we will be visiting the 1850’s to take a look at army life for those involved in the Crimean War.

Uniforms, equipment and tales of derring-do will be supplied by John Sadler’s Time Bandits. 

Florence Nightingale has hitched a ride on the Time Travelling Tea Tent along with famous Crimean War correspondent William Howard Russell.  Between them they have all the breaking news about the war and the advances in care of wounded and injured soldiers being made by women like Florence and Mary Seacole.

Pop in and find out more!

Car Boot Sale

Sunday the 7th of July 2024, 10am to 1pm
Admission:50p

Buyers bag a bargain!  Come and browse the stuff other people don’t want but you do!  And no postage to pay!

Sellers – it’s time to make some cash and clear some space in your home.  

Have a haggle and a giggle here at the Heugh!

Sellers to arrive to set up at 9am. Buyers on site from 10am. 

Car spaces are £5 (must be booked and paid in advance) and 50p entry for buyers.

You MUST book your pitch and pay for it in advance. Please book in person at the museum. Museum re-opens at 1:30pm after the cars have been safely removed from the site.

 

 

WWI Living History Event

Saturday the 13th of July 2024, 10am to 4pm
Admission: Pay what you decide.

Come along and see World War One re-enactors and hear about what life was like for soldiers during the First World War.

1BB: The Great War re-enactment group will be showcasing a variety of uniforms and equipment from across the world.

Craft Fayre

Saturday the 27th of July 2024, 6pm to 9pm
Admission: Free

An evening featuring many local crafters with stalls to display and sell their work.

Medieval Re-enactment Day

Saturday the 10th of August 2024, 10am to 4pm

Let the tournaments commence! Vanguard is a medieval, 13th century re-enactment group based in Hartlepool, County Durham. Knights will demonstrate their skills at arms and tell about their life in the age of chivalry. 

King Arthur and Merlin will also be here!

Cornitatus Aquilus will be back with  a display of surgical instruments used to treat the wounds and ailments of the brave knights.

And while you are here, why not try your hand at axe throwing! Stand alongside fellow throwers, take aim and hit the bullseye on Wild Blades’ axe throwing range. Whether you are a beginner or have thrown before, their Axe-perts will be on hand to make sure you stay safe and have fun. £5 a go.

Car Boot Sale

Sunday the 11th of August 2024, 10am to 1pm

Buyers bag a bargain!  Come and browse the stuff other people don’t want but you do!  And no postage to pay!

Sellers – it’s time to make some cash and clear some space in your home.  

Have a haggle and a giggle here at the Heugh!

Sellers to arrive to set up at 9am. Buyers on site from 10am. 

Car spaces are £5 (must be booked and paid in advance) and 50p entry for buyers.

You MUST book your pitch and pay for it in advance. Please book in person at the museum. Museum re-opens at 1:30pm after the cars have been safely removed from the site.

 

 

Scaredy Cat Event

26th of August - 7th September 2024

Feeling creative?  Want to join in our scarecrow trail?

Our very first scarecrow competition! Scarecrows with a difference!  

On the theme of SCAREDY CATS we are running a competition for best scare cat, scarecrows in the shape of a famous cat like Tom or Bagpuss, or based on a cat-themed word or saying (e.g. cat on a hot tin roof, cat-o-nine-tails, CATastrophe).

£5 to enter your clever cat creation into the competition which will be judged on Sunday 1st September.  All entries must be displayed by 4pm on Sunday 25th August.

The Scaredy Cat trail will be available to visit during the museum’s opening hours (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am until 4pm) between 26th August and 7th September.

So put on your thinking cat and join in the fun!  Individual or group entries welcome.

Email info@heughbattery.co.uk for entry forms.

Car Boot Sale

Sunday the 8th of September 2024, 10am to 1pm

Sellers to arrive to set up at 9am. Buyers on site from 10am. 

Car spaces are £5 (must be booked and paid in advance) and 50p entry for buyers.

You MUST book your pitch and pay for it in advance. Please book in person at the museum. Museum re-opens at 1:30pm after the cars have been safely removed from the site.

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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
info@heughbattery.co.uk
01429 270746
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