Fort Scratchley Historic Site

Nobbys Road, Newcastle East, NSW, 2300

Experience Details

Fort Scratchley is a fascinating part of Newcastle's military history. Built looking out over the ocean in Newcastle East in the late 1880's, the original purpose of the installation was to prepare Australia for a possible attack by Russia! The only time guns were fired at the Fort was during World War II. On the night of 7-8 June 1942 the Battery's 6-inch guns fired two salvoes at a Japanese submarine that bombarded Newcastle with about two dozen shells, becoming the only coastal fortification to fire on an enemy Naval vessel. Today, the Fort is a historical museum, and its narrow, underground tunnels are fascinating to explore. This is a must-do for visitors of all ages.
Getting There
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Nobbys Road, Newcastle East, NSW, 2300


Carpark - Disabled access available, contact operator for details. - Family Friendly - Gallery / Museum - History & Heritage - Interpretive Centre - Picnic Area - Public Toilet