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Breakwater Battery Military Museum

Foreshore Road, Wollongong, New South Wales 2505, Australia
+61 2 4274 4119
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Unknown Gem

I grew up in Wollongong, but never knew this place existed until my American husband found it... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2017
RedCoral
Hard to Find But A Great Find Eventually !

With no GPS and the UBD a decade out of date , we struggled to find the BBMM but finally got there... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2017
Skeney57
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Sydney, Australia
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“local history” (2 reviews)
“buffs” (2 reviews)
“emplacement” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Foreshore Road, Wollongong, New South Wales 2505, Australia
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+61 2 4274 4119
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

I grew up in Wollongong, but never knew this place existed until my American husband found it online. The whole battery park and structures there are interesting, and browsing through this local museum made me realize how,little I knew of the local history during the...More

1  Thank RedCoral
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

With no GPS and the UBD a decade out of date , we struggled to find the BBMM but finally got there ! What a Gem of a spot , alongside the Water Police etc, and full of WW2 History ! Unfortunately we didn't get...More

1  Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

on mm beach in the heart of the steel works, built for ww two defence. contains photos and artifacts , great for history buffs. aftefr you visit picnic on the beach or wet a line great fishing

Thank Phillip J
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

Great little piece of history. I like to wander around here after a visit to the nearby Seascape cafe and show others. Excellent views to the north and south, a bit of local history well described on the plaques.

Thank mummakook
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Reviewed April 4, 2016

With parking a plenty, wonderful foreshore views and loads of history this location in North Wollongong is perfect for those wanting a quick break, picnic lunch or even a workout location. Worth a look and see if your in the area!

Thank AussieAceCo
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Reviewed January 17, 2016

"The Breakwater Battery's two 6 inch guns that were installed in 1939 before WW2 was declared were only fired once in anger, as a warning shot to a ship approaching the harbour which failed to identify itself" it is fascinating local information like this that...More

2  Thank Christian G
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Reviewed March 6, 2015

In the Heritage Park by the water, two Gun emplacement sites are to be found. The history of them is to be found on information plaques on concrete blocks. The Museum is not open every day but the site is still worth a visit. There...More

2  Thank Chook1943
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