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Bluestone tunnel entry sits embedded into grassy blast mound.
Exterior of bluestone magazine surrounded by tall grassy blast mounds.
Empty cavernous interior of magazine, buildings length divided by archways with a white ceiling and wooden floors.
Bluestone tunnel entry sits embedded into grassy blast mound.

Jack's Magazine

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William Wardell 1878

Description

Jack’s Magazine, an intriguing former explosives store by the banks of the Maribyrnong River, opened in 1878 and has been locked up and unused since the 1990s. Built into an escarpment, and concealed behind a bluestone perimeter wall, it is largely hidden from view.

The Victorian Government has appointed Working Heritage to manage, conserve and revitalise the site. Jack's Magazine sits on Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung land.

What's On

Take advantage of this chance to see inside this largely untouched former industrial facility and explore this significant heritage site on Crown land managed by Working Heritage.

Images: (1-2) Jack's Magazine. Photo: John Gollings. (3) Jack's Magazine. Photo: courtesy of Working Heritage. (4) Jack's Magazine. Photo: John Gollings.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Open access 10am-4pm
No bookings required

To get to the entrance walk along the bluestone wall and turn left to walk between the wall and the canal. Then you should see us! The entrance is approximately 300 metres walk from the Magazine Way car park.

Jack's Magazine is also accessible via the bike trail along the Maribyrnong River, and the trail is an easy and quick way to connect to Footscray train station. 

Please leave pets at home. There is strictly no smoking.

ACCESSIBILITY

Partially wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby

Jack's Magazine is a largely untouched former industrial facility and is not yet fully accessible. Please contact Working Heritage info@workingheritage.com.au if you have specific queries about accessibility.

Location

Magazine Way, Maribyrnong VIC 3032

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