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Conversations with a Guide: Sails, Ships and Dockyards

6 Oct

The stories of Port Arthur are rich, detailed and personal and offer thought-provoking and fascinating insights.  Our expert guides have delved into a variety of them and wish to welcome you to a series of free talks this Spring.

Topics will change weekly and will be held on Wednesday nights from 4-5.00pm in the 1830 Restaurant & Bar.

Sails, Ships and Dockyards

The Dockyard at Port Arthur was only operational for 15 years, but in that time produced 16 large-decked vessels and around 150 small open boats.  At its peak more than 70 men worked here – smithing, sawing, bending timber, making rigging and working the lime kiln.  The stories of this long-vanished industry will be brought to life by  Port Arthur Guide Carl.

This is a FREE talk.  No site entry tickets required.  In order for us to stay COVID safe, seating is limited and we ask that you please reserve your tickets by phoning 1800 659 101 or by email

Don’t forget 1830 Restaurant & Bar will be open with a special Parmie menu.  Please let us know if you would like to stay for dinner afterwards.