Heugh Battery Museum - Hartlepool Headland - April 2023

  • Description

    The Heugh Battery Museum tells the story of the Bombardment of the Hartlepools, which took place on Wednesday 16th December 1914, when the guns of the Heugh Battery and neighbouring Lighthouse Battery were engaged in ship-to-shore combat with the German navy. The site of the Heugh Gun Battery has been a military position since the 17th century. It was restored by volunteers in the early 2000’s and the Heugh Battery Museum now proudly preserves the only First World War battlefield in Britain. The museum boasts a large and eclectic collection of military artefacts and artillery pieces from throughout history. Our friendly volunteers are on hand to help visitors understand more about the objects on display. Huge thanks to the Association of Independent Museums who have supported us to gain access to funding from The Pilgrim Trust to undertake a Collections Audit. This work, also supported by the Institute of Conservation, has allowed us to gain access to a fully accredited auditor who has spent time at the museum and produced a report which will be the blueprint for our future work on our collections, their care, storage and display. We are delighted to have been able to have this support and to have taken the first step towards future improvements to the museum.
  • Owner

    Peace Drone
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    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUTnrZcbQoo
    Resource type: Video
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