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September 2014

Port Arthur steels itself for restabilisation

24/09/2014

Port Arthur's most emblematic ruin, the Penitentiary has been the focus of major conservation works for the better part of 2014.

August 2014

Port Arthur heritage course attracts international interest

13/08/2014

Last week the Port Arthur Historic Site hosted a course in Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places.

July 2014

Female Factory lives recalled on playing cards

17/07/2014

The little-known stories of Tasmania's convict women are being recalled from the past in a new publication launched at the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site in South Hobart.

Port Arthur Historic Sites celebrating TripAdvisor plaudits

10/07/2014

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) is celebrating a clutch of Certificates for Excellence bestowed by the influential travel review website TripAdvisor.

Felons Bistro Temporary Closure

03/07/2014

Felons Bistro at the Port Arthur Historic Site will be closed July 19 - August 4 2014 for maintenance work.

June 2014

Port Arthur hosting a mini Festival of Voices

25/06/2014

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority is proud to present a fabulous program of music and song over the next couple of weeks, in partnership with Tasmania's midwinter celebration of the human voice, the Festival of Voices.

Port Arthur's cruise ship tender jetty officially opened

11/06/2014

Port Arthur's new cruise ship tender jetty has been officially opened, forming a small but significant part of Tasmania's tourism access infrastructure.

April 2014

Port Arthur's cruise ship tender jetty now operational

30/04/2014

A new jetty facility specifically designed for cruise ship tender vessels is expected to increase the already growing number of cruise ships calling directly at the Port Arthur Historic Site as part of their Tasmanian cruise itineraries.

Celebrate the Tasmanian Heritage Festival at Port Arthur this Sunday

29/04/2014

The Port Arthur Historic Site will be holding a day of activities this Sunday, May 4 to celebrate its botanic heritage as part of the 2014 Tasmanian Heritage festival that runs throughout May and is themed around the concept of 'Journeys'.

Venue change for next Port Arthur Talk

14/04/2014

Come along to the next Port Arthur Talk to find out what is involved in saving one of Tasmania's most recognisable built structures so that it will be available to be visited and studied for generations to come. This talk will be held in the Asylum Hall.

Port Arthur strengthens links with Chinese heritage site

01/04/2014

On the back of rapidly growing tourist visitation, cultural links between Tasmania and China are being further strengthened this month as part of an ongoing relationship that started nearly a decade ago.

March 2014

Audio tour app reveals Port Arthur's amazing stories

25/03/2014

The Port Arthur Historic Site, home of arguably Australia's most recognisable reminders of its 19th century convict origins, has taken another step forward into the 21st century, with the launch of its new audio tour app.

February 2014

Major engineering project underway at Port Arthur landmark

21/02/2014

One of Tasmania's most recognisable landmarks, the Penitentiary at Port Arthur, is being conserved in an engineering project costing more than $7million.

Tasmania Shines at Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

11/02/2014

The Port Arthur Historic Site is delighted to be among eight of Tasmania's leading tourism experiences to be placed in the top three of their categories at the Qantas National Tourism Awards. Port Arthur Historic Site won bronze in Heritage and Culture.

January 2014

Port Arthur celebrating a very Chinese new year

30/01/2014

As the sun rises on the lunar new year this Friday, the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) is celebrating record visitor numbers from China.

Record breaking day for Port Arthur

09/01/2014

The World Heritage Listed Port Arthur Historic Site recorded the highest visitor numbers on record yesterday. Between visitors by land and by sea, a total of 3814 broke the recent record of December 2013 by over 1100.