A range of traditional trades and heritage conservation skills are being kept alive at Port Arthur.
Visitors will be offered a rare chance to learn more about some of these specialised and increasingly rare crafts at demonstrations being held at Port Arthur in April, during the Tasmanian Heritage Festival.
Traditional Trades: Shingling
The art of timber shingle making and laying is a traditional skill being kept alive at Port Arthur. There will be an on site demonstration of this art, from log to roof.
Wednesday 4 April, 11am-2pm
Traditional Trades: Stonemasonry
Port Arthur provided many convicts with valuable skills for free life. Some learnt the art of stonemasonry. See our stonemasons at work.
Monday 9 – 20 April Time: 10am – 3pm, weekdays only
Celebrating 30 Years of Archaeology
Port Arthur has been at the forefront of Historical Archaeology in Australia for 30 years. During April there will be a museum display showcasing some past archaeology projects.
Open Daily 9am-5pm
Port Arthur Historic Site
Inquiries (03) 6251 2339
Regular site entry fees apply