Volendam makes maiden visit to Port Arthur
A commemorative plaque mounted on a convict brick was presented to the Captain of MS Volendam to mark her maiden visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site on Thursday 20 November, 2014.
Port Arthur honoured at Tasmanian Tourism Awards
Staff at the Port Arthur are honoured at the Historic Site having been named Tasmania's best Major Tourism Attraction for the fourth consecutive year in the Tasmanian Tourism Awards announced in Hobart last Friday.
WWI Honour Roll unveiled at Port Arthur
A hand-crafted honour-roll commemorating men from the Port Arthur area who served during the First World War is on display in its original home at the Port Arthur Historic Site following the negotiation of a long-term loan from the Tasman Council.
An evening of Scandinavian music at Port Arthur
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority is proud to present Northern Lights, Southern Skies, a delightfully atmospheric program of Scandinavian works played by the ACO's young artists and their mentors.
Female Factory lives recalled on playing cards
The little-known stories of Tasmania's convict women are being recalled from the past in a new publication launched at the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site in South Hobart.
Port Arthur hosting a mini Festival of Voices
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority is proud to present a fabulous program of music and song over the next couple of weeks, in partnership with Tasmania's midwinter celebration of the human voice, the Festival of Voices.
Port Arthur's cruise ship tender jetty now operational
A new jetty facility specifically designed for cruise ship tender vessels is expected to increase the already growing number of cruise ships calling directly at the Port Arthur Historic Site as part of their Tasmanian cruise itineraries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Record breaking day for Port Arthur
The World Heritage Listed Port Arthur Historic Site recorded the highest visitor numbers on record yesterday. Between visitors by land and by sea, a total of 3814 broke the recent record of December 2013 by over 1100.