Jobs and Volunteering

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

About Volunteering

We are a friendly team of volunteers with a can-do attitude! New volunteers can be guaranteed a warm welcome and no two days that are ever the same.

We rely on volunteers to keep the museum clean and tidy, maintain the collections, guide and greet visitors and help to host our special events.
Whether you can give us two hours or two days of your time to help, we would love to hear from you.

To volunteer at the Heugh Battery Museum you must be over 18 years of age.


Volunteering Opportunities

Tour Guides

We need people who are interested in First World War history and local history to help guide school groups when they visit the museum. Full training will be given by experienced School Tour Guides at the museum. School groups usually visit the museum on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10am and 2pm.

Tour Guides are also needed during our public opening hours (Friday – Monday 10am to 4pm) to provide information to visitors of all ages.  We currently require tour guides for Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays between 10am and 4pm.


We need help  in our kitchen/café  on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays between 10am and 4pm.

Duties include taking orders, making tea and coffee, clearing tables, and washing up.

Front of House

Help is required on Friday between 10am and 4pm, Saturday between 10am and 12.30pm and Monday between 10am and 4pm on the museum reception, taking admission payments and dealing with gift shop sales.  This will also require the volunteer learning about the museum and it’s history to help visitors to make the most of their visit.


We require help with keeping our grounds and collections clean, tidy and well maintained.  Grass cutting and weeding, maintenance of the Dig For Victory Gardens are needed particularly throughout the summer months.  people with experience of  caring for large metal objects, de-rusting, painting and waxing are required for work on our large artillery pieces and vehicles.  Also, general litter picking, painting and cleaning of buildings and grounds.

To Apply

Please email or telephone 01429 270746 to request an application form.
Once we have received your completed form you will be invited for a short interview with our Museum Assistant.
After discussing your application and the vacancy you are interested in, the Manager will put your application to the Board of Directors.
Once the Board is happy with the application you will be offered a date to attend for induction .
All volunteers are taken on a trial basis for 30 hours


Accessibility Information

We have worked with AccessAble to make finding out about our facilities easier before your visit. AccessAble’s surveyors visited our venue in person to create a Detailed Access Guide. Click the button for detailed accessibility information to Heugh Battery Museum.

Take a look at the video below for accessibility information related to Heigh Battery Museum. Thank you to Digital Culture Network for producing the video. 

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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