Heugh Battery Museum
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Military history museum telling the story of Hartlepool being the 1st bombed land during WW1
A fascinating museum to learn more about the bombardment or Hartlepool during the first world war. An impressive collection of artillery pieces and rifles, and a very helpful and enthusiastic staff to give you a very insightful tour. I highly recommend this for all visitors.
The Heugh Battery Museum preserves the only First World War Battlefield in the UK and commemorates the Bombardment of the Hartlepools on 16th December 1914. We have a reconstructed trench, lots of large artillery pieces and rifle collection
Heugh Battery was one of three erected in 1860 to protect the fast-growing port of Hartlepool. Heugh and Lighthouse Battery were placed close by the lighthouse and armed with four and two 68pr smoothbore guns respectively. The third battery, Fairy Cove mounted three of the same weapons and was…