The Heugh Battery Museum


The Heugh Battery Museum 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.

The museum is volunteer run and partially funded through visitors and local business support, but does need sponsorship for its many projects. To see how you can help please visit our Support Us page.

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Special Events


Stockton and District Amamteur Radio Club have run several special events from the Observation Point Tower at the Heugh Gun Battery including "museums on the air (GB0HGB)" and "Lighthouses on the air(GB6HPL)"

Special events are when the club set up radio equipment and enter international competitions that commenerate historical dates and  events whilst raising awareness and funds of the musuems themselves.

The events are open to the public and we encourage questions about our activities and are willing to demonstrate and explain the equipment we use.

In addition, the club are priveleged to sponser the museums radio equipment and have agreed to set up a permanant exhibition dedicated to the communications used during the first world war.

The Heugh Gun Battery is open 4 days a week, for up to date information about the museum and pricing/opening times, please visit:

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A Selection of 2016 QSL Cards