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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.

  • Visit the Coal Mines

    Located a half-hour drive from Port Arthur, the Coal Mines Historic Site, also on the World Heritage list, is a fascinating adjunct to any visit to Port Arthur.

Services

Latest News

Port Arthur Historic Site brings home gold at National Tourism Awards

15/04/2015

The Port Arthur Historic Site is thrilled to have been awarded gold in both the Heritage and Cultural Tourism and the Major Tourist Attraction categories at the prestigious Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held in Adelaide on 10th April.Continue Reading

Plenty to do this Easter at Port Arthur

31/03/2015

The popular short 'Port Arthur History Plays' and a heap of educational and entertaining family fun activities will be offered at the Port Arthur Historic Site over the Easter holiday break.Continue Reading

Port Arthur Penitentiary's future assured

22/01/2015

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman joined Federal Heritage Minister Greg Hunt and State Heritage Minister Matthew Groom, along with PAHSMA Chair Professor Sharon Sullivan to formally re-open Port Arthur's Penitentiary following major conservation.Continue Reading

A year of progress on many fronts for the Port Arthur Historic Sites

17/12/2014

The 2013-14 year has been a period of significant progress for the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA).Continue Reading