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 throughout 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 make sure you take a look around the workshop or take a relaxing break in the new coffee shop.
The venue is also available to hire from meetings to children's parties. The function room can hold up to 30 people plus equipment.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|2 Adults 2 Children||£17.50 per ticket type|
|Adult||£6.00 per ticket type|
|Child (5-15)||£4.00 per ticket type|
|Child (under 5)||Free|
|OAP/Students||£4.00 per ticket type|
|Veterans/Servicemen||£4.00 per ticket type|
Parties of OVER 10 adults £3.50 (per person)
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- Education Groups Max - 60
- Education Groups Min
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Picnic Site
Parking & Transport
- Parking (free)
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Delta accepted
- Groups Accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Max group size - 200
- Min group size - 10
- Open by appointment outside normal opening times - Please telephone 01429 270746
- Special group rates
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
- Visa accepted
- Conference facilities
- Event Venue
- Indoor Attraction
- No Smoking Attraction
- Outdoor Attraction
- Family Fun
- Marketed Towards Families
- Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
- Marketed Towards Students / Youth
Tours and Demonstrations
- Demonstrations Given
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
Map & Directions
Directions from the A191. 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