Gunpowder Magazine, Silos, WWII shelters & Battery

Gunpowder Magazine, Silos, WWII shelters & Battery

Gunpowder Magazine, Silos, WWII shelters & Battery
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June A
Surrey, UK2,663 contributions
Feb 2022
Like the rest of the Citadel the Gunpowder magazines and silos are free to enter. The views are of course great as is the history of the entire complex, which dominates the town. Well worth a visit. The best time to go is late afternoon/early evening as the sun starts to go down. The light is just stunning and you will have the place more or less to yourself.
Written January 22, 2023
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,784 contributions
Jun 2019
Within the walls of the citadel, you'll find a gunpowder magazine used in the 18th century. There's also an impressive silos used for the storage of grain in the 17th century. The shelter is the "newest" - it was one of 20 built in Rabat during WWII. There are five tiny rooms and were used by some local families. When you get out from the corridor where the shelters are located, you reach a balcony with a view - former lower battery of the citadel. Generally, it's an interesting exhibit with good explanation. As I remember it was free to visit.
Written May 31, 2020
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Broadsman19
Acle, UK154 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
As part of a visit to the citadel this is a must. Gives an insight into the changes of use for the building. Original grain silos converted to water cisterns for storage. Go inside - awesome!! Then some of the rooms turned to WW2 shelters that would have been flooded by the cisterns if hit by a bomb!!! Not the brightest idea! The battery was good for views and you could weigh up the cannonballs by hand. Donations for entry.
Written July 19, 2015
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chriswillhelm
Barnsley, UK19 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
Positives:

- A pretty interesting however small exhibition
- You can walk into the centre of the huge silos, the pathway is very narrow, certainly not for those who are claustrophobic.
- Great view of the island

Negatives:

- The angry guy

We went into the battery and met our angry friend, who told us that the exhibition is free, however donations are welcome.

After heading half way through, I realised that I had emptied all my change in the previous museum's donation box and only had a €50 note. I tried to explain this to the angry little man (who had shut the gate forcing you to feel obliged to donate). He cut me off before I could explain and opened the gate with a very judgemental look on his face. He then muttered something under his breath in German as we left.

This upset my girlfriend and further wound me up. I was so infuriated that I went and paid for a drink at the local cafe to get change and speak to the guy again, only to return to the exhibition closed.

I am not the complaining type, but I was so enraged at how he had made us feel that I complained to the museum reps who were very understanding and offered their apologies on his behalf, they explained that he has been known to do this before. Which is why I have to give such a poor review. The man is a disgrace to the exhibition and the other staff who were all very polite and friendly people.
Written November 12, 2017
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Monde37Aberdeen
Aberdeen50 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
This is an interesting part of the castle, not always open as it is manned by volunteers. Worth a visit and the grain silos are huge. Will take you about 30 minutes to view
Written September 15, 2015
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Anne F
The Netherlands50 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Stumbled into this on a hot day touring the citadel. The silos are incredible, stunningly lit and prepared for the public. Well worth a hefty donation after your visit. The volunteer organization responsible for the restoration and management of the site deserve all your support.
Written July 30, 2015
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Lazaro6
Gothenburg, Sweden156 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
Really interesting to see and enter into the silos. They were first used for storage of grain, but were later converted for water storage. Also one can see the small rooms used as bomb shelters during WWII. No fee for entry, you can donate an amount if you want.
Written July 24, 2015
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cyberdemons
Hythe, UK13 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
This is an excellent - and free - point of interest in the citadel. They run on donations, for what you get to see is definitely worth a few euro.

You get to walk through the citadels old underground grain silos. These are accessed by a walkway platform. There are some examples of WWII dug out shelters and old fortress defences also.

There is a lot packed into a relatively small area that I would say is essential if you are in the citadel for the day.
Written July 15, 2015
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ednwireland
Donegal Town, Ireland59 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Very interesting tour of magazines, rock carved underground grain silos, bomb shelters and great views from the battery. Free entry but as a for profit voluntary organisation it asks for a donation
Written July 7, 2015
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Pesman66
Thrapston, UK132 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
As mentioned in my separate Citadel review, this is a small but self-contained attraction within the Citadel in Victoria. It sits off to one side of the main plaza and is guarded by a friendly older gentleman who will give you a guide sheet and politely ask you...repeatedly...for a donation despite the area being advertised as free. We gave €5 and he seemed happy enough - sure it all goes to a good cause.
The attraction itself is basically a few large rooms as well as the amazing grain / water silos that you can walk through on a mini caving expedition. The tunnel down to the northern battery is pocketed with shelter bunkers that were used in WW2. This use was actively discouraged as any bomb would have brought all the castle water crashing down on the sheltering people below as the silos sit directly above them.
Don't miss it and keep the man happy!
Written August 18, 2017
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