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At one time it would not have been possible for civilians to wander around the base, but the Army Museum of South Australia now offers a free monthly Heritage Walk around the base, highlighting the changes that have occurred during the life of the barracks.
Plaques and photographs from years gone by add life and interest to the tour - there was one photo of a row of tents pitched at the barracks when wartime accommodation was at a premium. Another shows tram on Anzac Highway that terminated at the Barracks. In 1915 the Barracks also had their own railway siding to transport men and materials more effectively.
The base is actually quite large, around 40 acres with many buildings dotted around that still support active units including the Army Reserve and the Royal Australian Navy.
There were plenty of opportunities for questions, and the walk is suitable for disabled people. It takes 60-90 minutes and is a great way to gain a better understanding of the Australian Army history in South Australia.
Of course, be sure to look in at the lifelike displays created by volunteers at the Army Museum while you are at the barracks.