Fort Scratchley Historic Site open 6 days a week...10am to 4pm...closed Tuesdays ...Free Entry to site ... paid guided tours of tunnels available every hour...last tour 2.30pm...

 

Ralph Snowball Collection Uni of Newcastle

Fort Scratchley, was formerly a coastal defence installation, now an interactive museum. Located in Newcastle East, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales in Australia (map below). Built in 1882 to defend the city against a possible Russian attack. However, its guns were not fired in anger until 8 June 1942, during the shelling of Newcastle by a Japanese submarine.

The Australian Army vacated the site in 1972.

The Fort is under constant restoration by our team of volunteers and we are pleased to welcome visitors during opening hours to take a paid guided tour led by our volunteer guides or just to freely explore the above ground site at your own pace.

The Fort also conducts paid guided tours through the extensive underground tunnel complex.

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GUIDES

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For more information, please contact

Fort Scratchley Historical Society by phoning

49 293066 Mon/Wed/Thurs/Friday

or

Email fortscratchley@bigpond.com

 

Leave your name and contact details and a committee member will get back to you.

 

Research family or friends who served at the Fort

Contact the Research Centre directly HERE

FORT SCRATCHLEY OPENING HOURS

 

The Fort is open 6 days a week, (closed Tuesday) from 10am to 4pm.

Admission and self guided tours (excluding tunnels) of the Fort is free.

Society’s Office

Ph: (02) 4929 3066

 

MOBILE PHONE

Self guided Fort Tour