Previously a coastal defence installation, Fort Scratchley is now a fascinating interactive museum, and one of Newcastle’s most popular tourist attractions. Immerse yourself in Newcastle’s rich history with an array of historic buildings and installations, as well as five museum rooms preserving military heritage, and a network of underground tunnels. Explore the servant’s quarters, the laboratory, the mine firing station, and much more. Opt for a self-guided walk or a volunteer-led guided tour.
Not only is Fort Scratchley an excellent educational and cultural experience, but it also boasts one of the most spectacular views in the area. From this vantage point, you can soak up breathtaking views from the city to the coast and beyond. It's also a fantastic point to spot dolphins and whales from.
Refreshments and unique souvenirs can be purchased from the artillery store, and picnic tables are located on the grounds. Entry to the fort is free.