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Powder Magazine

Skidmore Street, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #7 of 8 Attractions in Beechworth
Type: Historic Sites, Government Buildings
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Didn't get to go in as we were walking the Gorge track and stopped off only to find out we needed a code to get in and there were no staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We have visited several times before but this was the first time we had seen it since the upgrade. You now stand in the darkened room as spotlights go on and off, illuminating items on display, with a great recorded commentary. Fascinating old building, sure to be a hit with kids as well as adults.

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Tamworth, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Well preserved and demonstrated.Best if you get the gold card and can go inside the magazine. A part of the beautiful gorge area.a must see in Beechworth.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I visited the Powder Museum and Gorge for the first time in August. The Powder Museum is a substantial building and the brickwork is superb. Wish my brickie was as good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Listen to the history and a little about the magazine. It is easy to find and the volunteers at the Tourist Information Centre will look after you with a pass. Hold onto that pass! I left mine in the box there and it should have been returned to the TIC or used to access other buildings. A lesson learned.

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Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
60 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If you are doing the full Beechworth Tour with a Golden Tour ticket or just doing a drive along the Gorge Scenic Drive, then the Powder Magazine is worth taking the time to visit. My feeling is that in terms of the other historical attractions in Beechworth - Courthouse; Gaol; etc, the Magazine does not have the same impact. As... More

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Yarram, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Enjoyed the light and show display. Remember to buy a gold pass which will give you access. - purchase this at the information centre.

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Drysdale, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a wonderfully restored attraction showing the interesting past in the beechworth gold fields. The sound and light show is a little dated and is long winded and a little boring. Worth the look if you have purchased Beechworth Golden Ticket as this completes you look at this towns history. Entrance is only via swipe card which is available... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

well restored and community access. Just not enough detail on how to get there or upfront information on tickets to the interactive display.

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Foster, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The information plaques excellent and after looking at the magazine take the gorge drive - so scenic with great views and the little creek roaring along

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