Fort Glanville

Fort Glanville is the most complete example of a 19th century coastal artillery fort in Australia, retaining its original guns and comprising gun emplacements, magazines, guard room, barracks, gunners mess, officer's quarters and more. Manned by volunteer members of the Fort Glanville Historical Association who provide a unique living history interpretive display of military drill, including cannon and carbine firing. Cannons include; 2 x 10", 2 x 64lbs, 1 x 21b, 1 x 161b.

Address: 
359 Military Road, Semaphore Park, SA
Tel: 
0882421978
Hours: 
1-5pm third Sunday of the month Sep-May, group bookings available at other times throughout the year, including Wednesday evenings
Admission: 
Adults $5, pensioner/child $2, family $12
Facilities: 
Guided tours, visitors centre, tea and coffee, disabled access to ground floor areas (cannons), lower areas (exhibits) via steps, souvenirs, refreshments, pre-booked catering, parking for cars/coaches, toilets.
Collection: 
3 active cannons, approx. 7 inactive, display cannons - active original carbines - 10-12 beds - various articles in barracks shop - closed laboratory - active interpretation - uniforms worn by volunteers, artefacts discovered on site.
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Items

Cannon

2pdr Muzzle Loading. Fired on monthly open day.

2pdr Muzzle Loading. Fired on monthly open day.
Creator:
Whitworth Co
Description:
Manufactured 1867, though to originally have been fitted with detachable horse shafts. Barrel hexagonal bore. Known as mountain type gun.
Date:
1867

Believed to be one of only two still existing worldwide. Restored in 1983 after barrel discovered on farm property being used as door stop. Regularly used for blank firings.

Cannon

16pdr Muzzle Loading. Fired on monthly open day.

16pdr Muzzle Loading. Fired on monthly open day.
Creator:
Royal Gun Factory, Woolwich UK
Description:
Three examples on site, two are barrel only third example sufficiently restored for blank firings.

Eight Cannon of this type originally purchased by South Australia for use by SA Volunteer Artillery

Cannon

10" Muzzle Loading

10" Muzzle Loading
Creator:
W.G. Armstrong and Co, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Description:
Manufactured 1879, 20 ton barrel and 13 ton carriage
Date:
1880

Two Examples on site, one restored. Carriages of both examples cut up for scrap in 1937. Carriage of restored example built 1997

Cannon

64pdr Muzzle Loading, 2 off. Fired on monthly open day.

64pdr Muzzle Loading, 2 off. Fired on monthly open day.
Creator:
Armstrong Whitworth, Royal Gun Factory
Description:
1867 pattern, manufactured at Royal Gun Factory Woolwich U.K. Fitted with siege overbank carriages. Barrel dated 1872. Carriage dated 1878
Date:
1872-78

Both cannon in fireable condition. One example complete except for sights. Thought to be last remaining examples in the world with siege carriages.

Display

Artillery Uniforms Display

Creator:
Various
Description:
Uniform display showing evolution of design.
Date:
1880-1903