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.

Car Boot Sale

Sunday the 12th of May 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.

 

 

'The Bombardment' A Talk by Roger Codner

Sunday the 19th of May 2024, 11am to 12:30pm
Admission: £5 (book at museum)

A talk, held by Roger Codner, covering a number of stories related to the lead up to, events during and the aftermath of the Bombardment of the Hartlepools with photographs. 

There are 25 spaces for this event, so reserving your seat in advance  is recommended.  You can pay and reserve your seat at the museum during opening hours.  We regret we cannot take bookings over the phone or reserve seats without payment.

Please note

This talk will take place in our underground magazine which is accessible only by a staircase.

WWII Living History Event
D-Day 80th Anniversary

Saturday the 1st of June 2024, 10am to 4pm
Admission: Pay what you decide.

Come along and see Second World War re-enactments and static living history displays.

John Sadler’s Time Bandits and 4th Kompanie GD will be here to help us commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings which took place on 6th June 1944.  

North East R.C. Tank Squadron will have a display of 1/16 scale armour from WWII to modern day.

Claire Louise will be here to entertain with all the hits from the 40’s.

Marking the start of the hugely significant Normandy campaign, D-Day was a joint land, sea and air operation by the allies against Germany.

Craft Fayre

Saturday the 8th of June 2024, 6pm to 9pm
Admission: Free

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

Fizzle and Bubble, Fiona Marstan Artisan, Lisa Newton Designs and more will be here selling paintings, sea glass objects, handmade baby clothes and toys, bath accessories and many more beautiful hand crafted items. 

 

Crimea Day 1853-1856

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

Come along and find out about the weapons and uniforms used during the Crimean War.

Join John Sadler’s Time Bandits and The Time Travelling Tea Tent for tales of derring-do and splendid uniforms!   Huzzah!

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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