As you enter the Prison, a voice reads out the Rules and Regulations of the Separate Prison as they were read to each man who was imprisoned here. Your echoing steps along the central hall take you to A Wing, and the cells where the men spent their days—sleeping, waking, working and eating.
In the narrow exercise yard, you find yourself surrounded by high, imposing walls, revealing a sliver of sky, your only link to the outside world.
A major conservation and interpretation program is in progress at the Separate Prison, creating a new and powerful insight into the experiences of the prisoners who were confined here.
Several further stages of conservation and interpretation at the Separate Prison will be implemented over the next few years, ultimately creating an innovative interpretative experience of life in the dreaded Separate Prison of Port Arthur.
Separate Prison Conservation Project
Learn more about the conservation and interpretation program is in progress at the Separate Prison.