A wide range of items sold in the Port Arthur Historic Site’s popular gift shop is now available online.
Many of the items are unique to the store and not available elsewhere, according to Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority Retail Manager, Robyn Bradshaw.
“As people travel around Tasmania, they see a lot of the same things being sold all over”, said Robyn.
“At Port Arthur, we try to offer them something a bit different, a bit unique to this special place, such as the specially-commissioned set of pewter figures, including a convict and soldiers, which are not available anywhere else.”
“We also have a great range of books on the history of Port Arthur and Tasmania. Visiting inspires many people to find out more about their history, and we keep a range of the most highly recommended titles in stock.”
Other popular items include local, hand-made gifts, crafts and jewellery, and a very popular annual pictorial calendar.
“We always get lots of people ringing up each year, from around the country, to buy the calendar. The online shop will provide access for more people to purchase this and other items, long after their visit.”