This structure had been partially demolished to make way for the Alfred Basin back in 1860, and the rest buried under an old fish factory. 

Thanks to the historical record, archaeologists were able to reconstruct what these solid walls were, and today visitors to the Waterfront can explore these ruins just a stone's throw from where the Robben Island ferry departs.

But Chavonnes Battery is so much more than a museum. It is also a place where a new generation of storytellers is being fostered, entrepreneurship developed and jobs created in the tourism industry. And it's an unusual events centre, having hosted the prestigious Da Vinci, The Genius travelling exhibition.