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Arthur Highway Roadworks


Several sections of the Arthur Highway between Sorell and Port Arthur are having major road works done. This may lead to short delays in your journey, so please allow a bit more time.Continue Reading

Venue change for next Port Arthur Talk


Come along to the next Port Arthur Talk to find out what is involved in saving one of Tasmania's most recognisable built structures so that it will be available to be visited and studied for generations to come. This talk will be held in the Asylum Hall.Continue Reading

New members sought for Port Arthur community consultative committee


The Board of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority is calling for nominations from interested individuals or representatives of groups who wish to contribute to the management and conservation of the Port Arthur and Coal Mines Historic Sites.Continue Reading

Port Arthur strengthens links with Chinese heritage site


On the back of rapidly growing tourist visitation, cultural links between Tasmania and China are being further strengthened this month as part of an ongoing relationship that started nearly a decade ago.Continue Reading

Audio tour app reveals Port Arthur's amazing stories


The Port Arthur Historic Site, home of arguably Australia's most recognisable reminders of its 19th century convict origins, has taken another step forward into the 21st century, with the launch of its new audio tour app.Continue Reading

Major engineering project underway at Port Arthur landmark


One of Tasmania's most recognisable landmarks, the Penitentiary at Port Arthur, is being conserved in an engineering project costing more than $7million.Continue Reading

Tasmania Shines at Qantas Australian Tourism Awards


The Port Arthur Historic Site is delighted to be among eight of Tasmania's leading tourism experiences to be placed in the top three of their categories at the Qantas National Tourism Awards. Port Arthur Historic Site won bronze in Heritage and Culture.Continue Reading

Port Arthur sites proud to be Rainbow Accredited


The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) is proud to have received Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Accreditation from the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program.Continue Reading

China UnionPay now accepted at Port Arthur Historic Sites


The Port Arthur Historic Sites are now able to accept payment via China UnionPay at our sales points, including Ticketing, Gift Shop, Cafes and Bistro, and at the Cascades Female Factory.Continue Reading

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