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Military Heritage Centre

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The Gibraltar Military Heritage Centre, located in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, at Princess Caroline’s Battery, a former artillery fortification situated at the northern end of the Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Upper Rock, above the Moorish Castle. It is an underground museum dedicated to the military history of Gibraltar housed in a former military barracks, and it offers visitors a comprehensive look at the military history of Gibraltar, from its earliest days as a British stronghold to its strategic importance in World War II.

The battery was named after King George II’s third daughter, constructed in 1732 and participated in the Great Siege of Gibraltar. In 1871, a 9-inch rifled muzzle loading gun, with an Elswick Ordnance Company carriage and platform was placed on the battery. Later in 1905, after some revamping a 6 inch Mark VII gun was installed. However, after it was eventually decommissioned the gun was removed but all it’s machinery and utensils, weapons shells and other artefacts to arm the gun remained in place, making part of today’s Gibraltar’s popular Attractions and Military Heritage museums.

One of the most interesting exhibits of the Military Heritage Centre Gibraltar Rock Tour, is a recreation of a World War II-era bunker, complete with original equipment and furnishings. Gibraltar tours visitors can explore the bunker and get a sense of what life was like for the soldiers who manned it during the war. This Gibraltar attraction stands also as a memorial chamber to the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy as well as commemorating the British Regiments.

If you are looking for things to do in Gibraltar, or for private and semi-private Gibraltar Rock Tours, get in contact with Gibraltar Tours and book one of our many popular shore excursions, Gibraltar Tours for cruise passengers, or Gibraltar Tours for visitors that come walking in from all over the world, looking for things to do in Gibraltar that will give them the real Gibraltar Rock Tour experience.

Overall, the Gibraltar Military Heritage Centre is an excellent museum for anyone interested in military history or the history of Gibraltar. With its comprehensive exhibits, interactive displays, and engaging scenery, the museum provides a fascinating look at the role of Gibraltar in the history of warfare. Whether you are a history buff, a military enthusiast, or simply someone looking for an interesting Gibraltar Tour and educational thing to do in one day out, the Gibraltar Military Heritage Centre is definitely worth a visit.


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