Visit Jack's Magazine

Working Heritage now provides regular opportunities for the public to visit Jack’s Magazine as part of  guided tours.

The intriguing former explosives storage facility by the banks of the Maribyrnong River has been locked up and unused since the 1990s. Jack’s Magazine is now open for regular guided tours.

Get a glimpse behind Jack’s Magazine’s imposing bluestone walls and explore its buildings, tunnels, tramways and giant earth mounds. Learn about its connections to Victoria’s gold rush, world wars and the local area’s industrial past. Tours cover the whole site exploring many of its buildings and special features. Perfect for those intrigued by the area’s industrial past and Melbourne’s hidden places.

Tours are led by our experienced guide and limited to 25 people.

The first round of dates for 2017 have now been released! 

 

LOCATION

Jack’s Magazine Site Map

Jack’s Magazine is located on the western side of the scenic Maribyrnong River, adjacent to the Edgewater Estate.

The site is surrounded by parkland with Pipemakers Park only a short walk to the north and Frog’s Hollow Wetlands immediately to the east. Jack’s Magazine is easily accessible to pedestrians and cyclists via the Maribyrnong River Bike and Walking Trail. There is a paved and landscaped carpark accessed from Magazine Way to the south of the site. The Route 82 tram from Footscray train station runs along Gordon Street to the west. Jack’s Magazine is a 7 minute walk from the nearest tram stop.

Close by is Highpoint Shopping Centre, the local Edgewater shops along Edgewater Boulevard and various community services including the Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre.