Come and explore a faithfully restored 19th century coastal defence battery.
- A unique museum situated in the ancient Headland of Hartlepool filled with history and intrigue
- Come and visit the new World War I Trench Exhibit!
- Experience the sights, smells and sounds of a trench on the front line
- The only British gun battery to have fired its guns in anger during the First World War.
HeughBattery-reduced 11.jpgThe Heugh Gun Battery is situated on the Headland in Hartlepool. This area of the North East coast is rich in history and the museum aims to educate its visitors on part of that history. The First World War touched many lives but on 16th December 1914 Hartlepool suffered a bombardment which would be remembered by many over 90 years later.
The museum encourages people to understand war and conflict and the impact it has both on those at the Front but also those who are left behind at home. The venue is divided across three levels with the underground magazines, the parade ground and main museum with the Observation Point tower providing panoramic views of the North Sea and surrounding coast line.
Find out more by visiting heughbattery.com or on facebook