A year of progress on many fronts for the Port Arthur Historic Sites
The 2013-14 year has been a period of significant progress for the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA).
Volendam makes maiden visit to Port Arthur
A commemorative plaque mounted on a convict brick was presented to the Captain of MS Volendam to mark her maiden visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site on Thursday 20 November, 2014.
Chinese website helps attract visitors to Port Arthur
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) has launched a Chinese language website to help promote the Port Arthur Historic Site in the rapidly growing Chinese market.
Port Arthur honoured at Tasmanian Tourism Awards
Staff at the Port Arthur are honoured at the Historic Site having been named Tasmania's best Major Tourism Attraction for the fourth consecutive year in the Tasmanian Tourism Awards announced in Hobart last Friday.
WWI Honour Roll unveiled at Port Arthur
A hand-crafted honour-roll commemorating men from the Port Arthur area who served during the First World War is on display in its original home at the Port Arthur Historic Site following the negotiation of a long-term loan from the Tasman Council.
An evening of Scandinavian music at Port Arthur
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority is proud to present Northern Lights, Southern Skies, a delightfully atmospheric program of Scandinavian works played by the ACO's young artists and their mentors.
Port Arthur and Female Factory finalsits in Tasmanian Tourism Awards
The Port Arthur Historic Site and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site are both finalists in the 2014 Tasmanian Tourism Awards, to be announced in Hobart in November.
Port Arthur steels itself for restabilisation
Port Arthur's most emblematic ruin, the Penitentiary has been the focus of major conservation works for the better part of 2014.
Port Arthur heritage course attracts international interest
Last week the Port Arthur Historic Site hosted a course in Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places.
Female Factory lives recalled on playing cards
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
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
Felons Bistro at the Port Arthur Historic Site will be closed July 19 - August 4 2014 for maintenance work.
Port Arthur hosting a mini Festival of Voices
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
Port Arthur's new cruise ship tender jetty has been officially opened, forming a small but significant part of Tasmania's tourism access infrastructure.
Port Arthur's cruise ship tender jetty now operational
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
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
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
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.
Audio tour app reveals Port Arthur's amazing stories
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.
Major engineering project underway at Port Arthur landmark
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
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.
Port Arthur celebrating a very Chinese new year
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
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.
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