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  • Try ghost-hunting

    Come and have a go at hunting for ghosts and other phenomena during one of our monthly paranormal investigations at Port Arthur.

  • World Heritage

    The Port Arthur, Coal Mines and Cascades Female Factory Historic Sites are three of eleven sites that form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property.

  • Get ready for fun this Easter

    We have our history plays and a heap of educational and entertaining family fun activities over the Easter holiday break.

  • Visit the Coal Mines

    Located a half-hour drive from Port Arthur, the Coal Mines Historic Site, also on the World Heritage list, is a fascinating adjunct to any visit to Port Arthur.


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Career opportunities demonstrated to local students


Tasman District School students will visit Port Arthur soon as PAHSMA hosts the second annual Career's Day, demonstrating career opportunities at a heritage site.Continue Reading

Highest visitor numbers on record


Port Arthur Historic Site has recorded its largest ever visitation since opening to the public with 272,653 day and 34,097 evening visitors.Continue Reading

New members sought for Female Factory community consultative committee


The PAHSMA Board is calling for nominations from interested individuals or representatives of groups who wish to contribute to the management and conservation of the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.Continue Reading

Port Arthur Penitentiary's future assured


Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman joined Federal Heritage Minister Greg Hunt and State Heritage Minister Matthew Groom, along with PAHSMA Chair Professor Sharon Sullivan to formally re-open Port Arthur's Penitentiary following major conservation.Continue Reading