Queen Victoria Gunpowder Magazine

Carriage Drive and Upper Domain Road, Queen’s Domain, Hobart

No bookings required, just turn up!

Built: 1851

Tucked away and almost hidden on the Queen’s Domain, the historic Victoria Gunpowder Magazine was built in 1851 with vaulted ceilings and a similarly shaped basement. An extra bay was added in 1861. It was used as an explosives magazine up until 1970.

Far from just a historic relic, it features fascinating architectural details that are beautiful as well as functional.

Open: Saturday 11  +  Sunday 12 November 2023, 10 am – 4pm


*  On Saturday, 11 November, Open House Hobart asks everyone to observe a minute silence at 11 am for Remembrance Day.




Building Types

Army Barracks


Architectural Period

Mid-Twentieth Century (1940-1960)



History of Hobart


Level Changes

Uneven Surfaces

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