Helpful hints for a successful school visit
Depending on the nature of your visit – study or fun, contact the Education Officer and discuss pre-teaching you may have done so you are able to make the best choices regarding your length of time at the site and the things you will see and do while here. We have many classroom lesson plans and resources which may be obtained for use before or after your visit.
If you have been travelling for a long time, stuck on a bus or in a plane, consider using the two full days to which your ticket entitles you and stay overnight nearby. Our ticketing staff will be able to inform you of accommodation to suit your needs. It is a huge site and there is a lot to see and do. Your visit will be more enjoyable and everyone will get more from the experience by being well rested!
When bringing your own food, please remember we are unable to store it on-site. It is best to leave it in your transport if you can or to order lunch from our cafe.
Remember, the site is HUGE! There is a lot to see and activities in which to become involved and it is a shame to miss anything! Plan your time with us well and don’t forget our Education Officer is only too happy to assist in the planning process!
Contact our Education Officer for more information.
School visit planning resources
We have developed some tools to help you plan a successful school visit to the Port Arthur Historic Sites.
Venue & Safety Information & Code of Conduct [PDF 39KB]
The nature of this historic site dictates that a certain level of behaviour is maintained by all visitors to the site. Schools groups are no exception and in order for your students to gain the most from this unique site while here, we ask you to read our Code of Conduct.