Ben gets in on battery action

Ben 10 at the Heugh Gun Battery with (left to right) Jazmine and Charlie Guthrie, Nathan Kinsella, Alexa''and Oliver Dun

Ben 10 at the Heugh Gun Battery with (left to right) Jazmine and Charlie Guthrie, Nathan Kinsella, Alexa''and Oliver Dun

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A CARTOON hero is swapping hi-tech weapons for wartime memorabilia by appearing at a military museum.

Ben 10 has been entertaining youngsters at the Heugh Gun Battery Museum, on Hartlepool’s Headland, throughout this week.

Children have been having their photographs taken with the popular character, who is known for battling aliens, and there is still time to see him at the popular attraction tomorrow from 1pm-3pm.

Museum chairman John Southcott said: “It’s all about enjoyment and family fun.

“Children can get their photographs taken with Ben 10 and also have a look around.

“Youngsters are usually excited about the sheer scale of the things we have on show, like the tank. They are actually seeing something real rather than on TV or their Xbox.

“Ben 10 thinks the museum is fantastic and if any aliens come to the museum he is ready to fend them off.”

After Ben 10’s visit, the popular weekly themed demonstrations continue at the museum on Tuesday, from 6.30pm.

Next week’s talk focuses on the history of pistol development, from the flint lock model to modern magazine weapons.

There will be pistols on show and a chance to handle the weapons, as well as a talk by historian Joe Foster.

Admission for the talk is £3, while there is reduced admission tomorrow between 1pm-3pm during Ben 10’s visit, with adult tickets costing £2 and children’s at £1.

For more information about the museum, call (01429) 270746.