People listening to the Port Arthur audio experience on a tour

What’s On

Tours, events and daily happenings at Port Arthur

Guide talks at Port Arthur

We offer a number of free guide talk times around the historic site. These talks change locations and times daily. We recommend that you refresh your screen to display the most up-to-date information.

Commandant’s House
PenitentiaryJunior Medical Officer’sConvict ChurchSeparate Prison
10:00am 10:30am
12:00pm11:45am11:30am
1:30pm1:00pm1:30pm1:00pm
2:30pm2:00pm2:00pm
3:30pm3:00pm

What’s on

Upcoming events and tours on offer at Port Arthur Historic Site.

Escape from Port Arthur

Surrender your freedom for 1 hour to take this exciting tour where you will meet cunning criminal character who went to extreme measures to escape from Port Arthur.

Available in addition to standard site entry fees.
guide conduction tour of the cemetery island

Isle of the Dead cemetery tour

Disembark the Harbour Cruise for a 40-minute guided tour around the final resting place for many convicts, soldiers and free settlers.

Available in addition to standard site entry fees.
A Port Arthur Guide in uniform gestures towards the ruins of the Penitentiary watched in interest by two visitors

Convict Tour

The first convict tour started the day the prison colony closed in 1877.  We welcome you to join this tradition with one of our experienced guides providing the essential history of Port Arthur and its significance as a secondary punishment station.  The Convict Tour runs for approximately 45 minutes and is our most accessible tour…

Available in addition to standard site entry fees.

Shades of Port Arthur

Join our guide as the light wanes and they share stories of ghostly stories in this 90-minute tour of the Commandant’s House, Guard Tower and the old hospital.

This tour is only available separate to Port Arthur Site Entry
Peninsula Singers performance in the Port Arthur Asylum

Concordis Chamber Choir

An evening of stunning music by Festival of Voices

Peninsula Singers performance in the Port Arthur Asylum

Looking to visit Port Arthur after dark?

Ghost tour tickets available now.

See also

Acknowledgement of country

We would like to acknowledge that the Port Arthur Historic Site is built on unceded Aboriginal land. We pay respect to the Palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) Community, their Elders past and present.