Princes Park Magazine
The Batteries, Castray Esplanade, Battery Point
BOOKINGS OPEN 12PM AEDT, THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER 2022
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.
Tours: Saturday 12 November, 1 pm, 1.45 pm, 2.30 pm, and 3.15 pm
Duration: 20 minutes
Pre-separation Colonial (1836-1850)
History of Hobart
Stair Access Only
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