Fort Scratchley

Entertainment & Arts

Australia, Australia

Fort Scratchley is a former coastal defence installation and now museum, located in Newcastle East, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. It was 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. After the Australian Army left the site in 1972 it became a museum.