Join Port Arthur Guide Josh as he shares an intriguing tale of a group of convicts, led by the self-styled 'Captain William Swallow' who boldly escape from Van Diemen's land and pirate a ship to feudal Japan.
Join Port Arthur Guide Carl as he brings to life stories of the long-vanished industry of the Port Arthur Dockyards
Changes over time in Van Diemen's Land Convict Department medical practices from Sarah Island to the Port Arthur penal colony
Insights never before shared - what the Tasman Birth Register tell us about the 570 or more babies born in and around Port Arthur during the time of the convict colony.
Local Peninsula Art Group exhibition on display in the Asylum / Town Hall
These school holidays visit the Port Arthur Historic Site with your family and join a new tour where children can learn why Britain shipped their criminals halfway across the world, and what the voyage was like.