Gun Emplacements

Sat firmly atop of Mt. Adelaide are two gun pits constructed during 1892 as part of the Princess Royal Fortress. The gun pits were constructed to take a 6" BL (A2) gun which stood on a concrete pad or 'cheese'. In 1938 the decision to replace the guns with 6" QFC guns meant the gun pits had to be modified by blasting away the cheeses. In 1945 these guns were replaced with two Mk VII guns from the 6 inch Leighton Battery.

Today the guns remain in place and have been lovingly restored. Visitors are free to experience the guns up close.


The National Anzac Centre, Forts Store and other public buildings within Princess Royal Fortress are closed to the public until further notice due to the current COVID-19 health emergency.

The City of Albany regrets these closures, however it is in the interest of the health and safety of the community and our staff.

All online tickets, vouchers and gift certificates will be honoured when we reopen.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this exhibition may include names, images, and references to people who have since passed away.