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Address: Skidmore Street, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
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Well preserved old powder magazine from the golden mining days. Locked building when I was there but a nice visit if you like to have a read of the information and admire the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2016
ColinRosewarne
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Wallan, Australia
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Wallan, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Well preserved old powder magazine from the golden mining days. Locked building when I was there but a nice visit if you like to have a read of the information and admire the build.

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Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Our gold pass included a visit to the powder magazine. To visit here you need a swipe card from the visitors centre. Problem is they rely on people returning those issued. We went to get one and they were gone. There has to be a better way.

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Thank familyfrenzy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This is a great old granite building in the historical park which was used to store gun powder for the gold mining operations nearby. It is well worth a visit to see how they built things back then,

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Thank Oldjack
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The name of this place confused me as a child,my hen when learning Italian it finally made sense. This is a great example of typical Beechworth stone work and I have never seen anything like it elsewhere. It is wonderful that such a place has survived.

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Thank Lisette M
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Four of us visited the Powder Magazine which is a little out of town and being forewarned about the swipe card we were able to get in. However the movement activated voiceover was a bit tedious and it was airless and very hot inside the building on a very warm day so we had to get out for a breathe... More 

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Thank Mim L
Frenchs Forest, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Visited one afternoon, but didn't have an entry pass to get into the magazine. Walked around the outside and got the general idea. Worth a trip, and go to the Tourist Info in Beechworth first if you want to go in.

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Thank Nick M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Get your swipe card from the Information Centre in town, before making the drive here. Otherwise you'll only be able to walk around the outside of the building. Interesting insight into how black powder was stored during the gold rush days. The building is quite unique and is vaulted inside to maximise damage if ever an explosion occurred. The scenic... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Get your swipe card from the Information Centre in town, before making the drive here. Otherwise you'll only be able to walk around the outside of the building. Inside is an excellent sound and light presentation, which plays automatically. Organise your visit to include a drive along the Gorge Road, a very scenic trip alongside the gorge on a one... More 

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Daylesford, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a very cool relic of the Golden Age, but to get the full experience get the pass at the info center. We just stumbled upon the fortress like structure while we were out walking, so we didn't get a chance to see the inside, but you can get a fair idea from within the walls of the grounds.

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Wodonga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Intriguing building, worth a look.not hard to locate with a couple other interests within walking distance.

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