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Heugh Battery Museum
Ranked #3 of 31 things to do in Hartlepool
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Owner description: 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. We have a cafe serving hot and cold food. We are dog friendly, and provide a great day out for the family. PLEASE NOTE: There is a misprint on our latest brochure which reads that we are open Monday to Friday from June to August. We are only open Friday - Monday during this time of the year. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by this error.
Reviewed May 2, 2014

Good homemade food served in a very nice environment by a most cheerful lady, Trina. Worth a visit. Coupled with an exciting visit to the only World War 1 battlefield in the country. Hear how the German navy was thwarted in their plans to draw the home fleet into an ambush.

Thank WallyRock
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were staying in Hartlepool, and had been recommended this attraction by a friend. These places are always worth seeing, and this is a friendly volunteer run museum. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and deserve to be successful!

Thank Davidw367
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Short drive from Hartlepool onto the headland, reasonable charge to get in though opening hours look restrictive due to the volunteers available.
Worth reading and viewing the exhibits in the reception area or asking the friendly chap on the till for info so you can learn about the batterys role in the bombing of the area in WW1.
Usual military kit to see and some commanding gun emplacements with superb views, well worth a look if you are interested in Military events and history

Thank martin1967ad
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

To the review "Interesting, but work in progress". I have visited the Museum on several occasions and have always found the "Volunteers" most helpful and informative. As all of the exhibits are heavy metal and are exposed to the salt and sea air all year round rust is inevitable. The volunteers do a grand job in trying to keep the exhibits clean and re painted. The museum is not funded by the Council and rely on admission fees etc to be able to continue running. Where you find a "FREE" entry museum, you will find that they are well funded.....This museum is NOT well funded in any way. The Cafe is cosy and have had many a good meal there. Maybe it could be better run with more volunteers, perhaps you would like to apply to be a volunteer. Well done all who volunteer there. You do a grand job keeping the site open for those who visit and appreciate all you hard work.

1  Thank Gerry R
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

As two locals recently inspired by the BBC centenary coverage of WW1, decided to visit the site of the first attack on mainland Britain for many years. Would recommend the free car park in front of the town hall.Leave via Verrills fish and chip shop (huge reputation and long queues), and head to the sea wall. Follow it left, past Andy Capp, and continue to the battery. This should take about 10 mins and gives lovely views to the south over the bay.
Battery entry fee is £5 per adult, and everywhere you look there are tanks guns and memorabilia. Small cafe (about 10 tables) with usual snacks (breakfasts, sandwiches, paninis and jackets) next to a workshop filled with more guns and stuff. Great views from the command post over the North Sea and south to the new wind farm and N.Yorks.
Reconstructed WW1 trench downstairs in the magazine worth a look.
The site is not suitable for anyone with mobility problems, it was after all a military site and built for fit troops.
It would be nice to have a look inside the Chieftain tank and the motorised field gun - but they are display only.
If you walk back along the wall, pop into Mary Rowntrees restaurant in the converted church next to Andy Capp. Good food in lovely surroundings.

1  Thank maturetrippers
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