Come and explore a faithfully restored 19th century coastal defence battery. This North-East visitors attraction boasts a unique history, being the only area to have seen ship-to-shore combat during the First World War and through out World War II up until 1956 with the disbanding of the coastal artillery forces. The exhibits tell the story of those who lost their lives and the brave men who defended the area.
Visit the original barrack room, now an exciting visitor’s centre, underground magazines, coastal artillery and observation tower.
The Heugh Gun Battery Trust Limited actively encourage many enactment societies to hold meetings and join in on the exhibitions held at The Heugh Gun Battery.
Some of the activities include Gun Parades, Display Teams and the Drill Competitions open to all.
Whilst visiting take a look around the workshop or take a relaxing break in the new coffee shop.
You can even host your event here from meetings to children's parties. The function room can hold up to 30 people plus equipment.
Look out for Peppa Big at the Heugh Battery Museum between 1pm - 3pm, Monday 29th October and Friday 2nd November. Entry tickets are reduced to Adults £2, Children £1.
Directions from the A19
1. Head along A19 toward A179
2. Turn onto A179. Go through 2 roundabouts
3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A1049/W View Rd. Go through 1 roundabout
4. Turn left to stay on A1049/W View Rd Continue to follow A1049
5. Slight left at Durham St
6. Durham St turns left and becomes Church Close
7. Continue on Victoria Pl
8. Continue on Moor Terrace