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Experiences

  • Visit the Coal Mines

    The coal mines was where the 'worst of the worst' convicts were sent for punishment. Today it offers a fascinating adjunct to any visit to 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.

  • Paranormal Investigations

    Join us, if you dare, for our monthly, late-night, adults-only paranormal investigation experience and hunt for ghosts at Port Arthur...

  • Conserving our Penitentiary

    We are currently undertaking major works on the Penitentiary. Find out more about this building's significance and how it is being conserved for future generations.

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Latest News

New signs and technology help visitors at Port Arthur

20/08/2014

New signs and technology are helping visitors find their way and connect with history at the Port Arthur Historic Site.Continue Reading

Port Arthur heritage course attracts international interest

13/08/2014

Last week the Port Arthur Historic Site hosted a course in Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places.Continue Reading

Female Factory lives recalled on playing cards

17/07/2014

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.Continue Reading

Port Arthur Historic Sites celebrating TripAdvisor plaudits

10/07/2014

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) is celebrating a clutch of Certificates for Excellence bestowed by the influential travel review website TripAdvisor.Continue Reading