Princes Park Magazine

Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, TAS

Saturday, Nov 14

Underneath the popular Princes Park in Battery Point, a disused, fully intact subterranean magazine can be found. Built in 1840 to carry 144 barrels of powder, or 200 rounds, the Prince of Wales Battery became a public recreation ground in the 1880s. Explore the subterranean space, designed as a ‘room within a room’ to absorb the shock of accidental blast.

Tour Times: Stay tuned, more details to come!

Duration: Stay tuned, more details to come!

Locations

Battery Point

CBD

Hobart

Sandy Bay

Building Types

Fort

Landscape

Underground/Basement

Architectural Period

Pre-separation Colonial (1836-1850)

Features

History of Hobart

Self Guided

Accessibilities

Level Changes

Stair Access Only

Steep Incline

Uneven Surfaces

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