LEFT: The entrance to the Cartridge Store from the ramp leading in to the Magazine.
RIGHT: A Lantern Recess facing in to the Cartridge Store.
The barrier has now been removed from the entrance and there are exhibitions inside the Store. Originally there was a steel door in the entrance. The entrance formed a small lobby, called a ‘Shifting Lobby’ which was where Magazine workers would leave clothing and other items which were not permitted in the Magazine.
There was only one Lantern Recess in the Cartridge Store, near the entrance from the Shifting Lobby. The only other source of light would be through any open Ammunition Hatches from lanterns outside the Store, thus making it very gloomy inside. Electric lighting was available when the magazine was updated during the 1930s.