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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
- May 4, 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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46 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This was covered as part of the golden ticket and you were given a fob access card to access this unoccupied venue. It has an interactive illumination that has a fake explosion and rambles on and on while you are standing in the dark which means you can't actually see the displays only between flickers. We left before the narration... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We enjoyed the Gorge and also visited the water falls in the rain and this was fantastic. Lots of photos taken and will come back and see it in Summer to see the difference.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

If your a history buff like myself, you will love it alL, purchase a Gold ticket as this will get you into most hiostoric attractions in the Historic Precinct of Beechworth!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2009

Thie unusual part of Beechworth's history is a little out of town. I spent about 20 minutes here. It was fine, and should continue to be preserved, but I didn't find it as interesting as some of the attractions in Beechworth's town centre such as its former courthouse with its Ned Kelly association.

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