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Experiences

  • Try ghost-hunting

    Come and have a go at hunting for ghosts and other phenomena during one of our monthly paranormal investigations at Port Arthur.

  • World Heritage

    The Port Arthur, Coal Mines and Cascades Female Factory Historic Sites are three of eleven sites that form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property.

  • Get ready for fun this Easter

    We have our history plays and a heap of educational and entertaining family fun activities over the Easter holiday break.

  • Calls Across the Island

    This special event at the Coal Mines on Sunday 29 March is presented as part of the Tasmanian International Arts Festival and features live music by performer Linsey Pollack.

Services

Latest News

Port Arthur Historic Site's World Heritage Listing

06/08/2010

Both the Port Arthur Historic Site and Tasmania's convict heritage as a whole have been given a huge boost, with five sites given World Heritage status as part of the Australian Convict Sites serial inscription of eleven sites around the nation.Continue Reading

Wooden Boat Festival event at Port Arthur this Sunday

03/02/2015

The Port Arthur Historic Site has partnered with the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival to present Quayside at Port Arthur, a celebration of Tasmania's coastal maritime trading heritage, this Sunday 8 February at the Historic Site.Continue Reading

Unlocking the botanical journeys leading to Port Arthur

02/02/2015

An exhibition of botanical art now showing at the Port Arthur Historic Site illustrates the journeys of many of the plants that have grown in its gardens.Continue Reading

Port Arthur bookings and travel advice at Brooke Street Pier

27/01/2015

Visitors to Hobart can now book their tickets to the Port Arthur Historic Sites, as well as obtain travel advice, accommodation bookings and itinerary suggestions, at the new Brooke Street Pier.Continue Reading