Fort Scratchley and its collection

Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley, once a coastal defence installation, now serves as a museum. It is situated in Newcastle East, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales in Australia. This historical site offers visitors a glimpse into Australia's military past, with its origins dating back to 1882 when it was built to defend the city against a potential Russian attack.

Location and Views from Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley is strategically located atop Flagstaff Hill, offering panoramic views of the Tasman Sea and the Hunter River. Its proximity to the Newcastle central business district, less than 1 km away, makes it an easily accessible destination for tourists exploring the city.

Re-opening and Museum at Fort Scratchley

After undergoing renovations, Fort Scratchley re-opened to the public in June 2008. By 2009, a museum on the site was fully operational, offering visitors an in-depth look into the fort's history and its role in Australia's military past.

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Fort Scratchley
1/3 Nobbys Rd
NSW 2300 Newcastle

Visitor information Fort Scratchley

Opening hours

10:00 – 16:00
Tuesday Closed
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00




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Location & Map

1/3 Nobbys Rd, Newcastle

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