Support the Heugh

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

Want to help?

The Heugh Battery Museum is a registered charity and, as you can see, is reliant on the generosity of donors just like you. We are grateful to each and every individual and organisation who takes the time to support us. You can help in a myriad of ways, we have had people donate their time and skills, people who have fundraised for us, and people who financially donate to help keep us afloat. 

Financial Support

You can donate using our PayPal link, available at the bottom of the page.

You might not have thought of leaving a gift to the Heugh Battery Museum in your will but you can help secure the future of the museum for all. In addition, you will be remembered on our Benefactor’s Wall and so form a tangible part of the museum itself. A gift of any amount adds to the development of the Heugh Battery Museum and can be a wonderful way to leave your legacy.

You might like to consider one of these two financial gifts to the Heugh Battery Museum:

  • A pecuniary legacy is the gift of a particular sum of money (eg. £1,000), which can be index-linked to maintain its value in line with inflation.
  • A residuary legacy is a share (or all) of the residue of your estate when all other commitments have been settled.

Suggested wording for your will

It is extremely simple to leave something in your will to the Heugh Battery Museum. All you need to do is include the following words:

‘I give the [sum of / % share of the residue of my estate] to the Board of Trustees of the Heugh Battery Museum, Moor Terrace, Hartlepool, TS24 0PS, UK absolutely for its general charitable purposes. I declare that the receipt of the Director or Co-Director for the time being of the Heugh Battery Museum shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executor.’

The Heugh Battery Trust is a Registered Charity, number 1106882.  Please note: We strongly recommend that you consult your legal advisor when making or altering your Will. This is especially important for supporters outside England and Wales, where different laws apply.

Inheritance tax

Leaving a legacy can be tax-effective as gifts to charities like the Heugh battery Museum are exempt from inheritance tax.

Everyone’s tax situation is different and we always recommend you seek individual advice from your financial or legal adviser.

Should you wish to discuss any of this further, please contact us:

Meaningful partnerships to enhance businesses and build long-term relationships are at the heart of the Heugh Battery Museum’s approach.

We offer a variety of creative opportunities for businesses to support our aspirations, with benefits including high-profile branding, tailored client entertaining, and staff and community engagement.

By partnering with the Heugh Battery Museum, you’ll benefit from exciting opportunities to reach and influence thousands of engaged consumers with compelling bespoke solutions. We can offer your company a wide range of partnership possibilities geared towards creating:

  • Positive brand perception
  • Favourable PR opportunities
  • Unique marketing opportunities
  • Enhanced corporate social responsibility
  • Exclusive staff & client engagement opportunities


Listening is our business. We’d love to hear your thoughts so let’s get together and talk about crafting a partnership with your business’s aims and objectives in mind. 

Become part of something that matters. Join us and help to fund a charitable organisation that preserves World War I history for generations to come

With The Heugh Battery Museum growing internationally now is a great time to get involved.

However big or small your donation means a lot to us.

 Your support will ensure that we can continue to grow and develop, enabling everyone to enjoy the Heugh Battery Museum in the future.

If you wish to plan your giving to the Heugh Battery Museum or discuss further how you might help secure the long-term future of the project please contact us via

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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