As the name suggests, it was the home of the Royal Artillery. Royal Artillery Barracks are famous for the building’s façade, known as the longest continuous Georgian façade in the UK, as well as for the largest parade square of any UK barracks.
The Barracks were built between 1776 and 1802 on a site overlooking Woolwich Common. Woolwich has extensive links with weaponry. Besides the Royal Artillery Barracks it was the location of the Royal Arsenal complex.
This summer, the Barracks will hold the shooting tournaments. Athletes shoot at both stationary targets and moving targets, according to the event – Rifle and Pistol or the Shotgun events. First shooting starts on July 28 at 08:15 and it will be women’s 10m Air Rifle.
Nearly 400 contestants participate in these tournaments: 223 men and 143 women. Each country is limited to 20 men and 8 women. During the Games there will be 15 medal events at Royal Artillery Baracks, overseen by an international jury who deal ensure that shooters stay within the rules.