Our Conservation team have planned works in place for the coming months as per heritage management requirements for the up-keep of our World Heritage Site. Please see below the list of planned works in the coming months which may have small interruptions to the visitor experience around the works areas. We appreciate your understanding as we preserve and maintain the site and its heritage values for future generations as well as the safety of our visitors and staff.
Tree Maintenance Program
February – April
Remedial work will be performed to the larger trees at Port Arthur over three months. Work includes removing unstable, dead tree branches and mulching.
The works are expected to provide minimal disruption to the visitor experience.
Conservation work to St David Church
February – March
Conservation works are being undertaken on St David Church until late March. Our team are undertaking external repairs to the timber work of the church and exterior painting.
The works are expected to cause minimal disruption to visitor experience and should be completed by April. St David Church will remain open to the public.
Conservation works to the Commandant’s House
Conservation works are being undertaken on the Commandant’s House’s portico from late January to mid-February. Scaffolding has been erected around the front of the house along with hoarding ensuring visitors can visit the building safely.
The work will cause minimal disruption to the visitor experience. The Commandant’s House will remain open to the public.
Conservation work to Shipwright’s House
February – April
Conservation works are planned for the Shipwright’s House, one of our oldest buildings, including timber repairs, preservation of the wallpaper & plaster and painting.
Conservation work to the Isle of the Dead monuments
March – April
From mid-March, consultants will be assessing the condition of the monuments on the Isle of the Dead and providing specialised conservation treatments where needed to this very sensitive environment.
During this time Isle of the Dead tours will continue to run with consultant assessments expected to cause minimal disruption to visitors.