Enjoy high tea in style at Port Arthur
If all the stories of the hardship endured by convicts at Port Arthur get a bit much this summer, visitors will be able to escape to the stylishly refurbished former residence of the Visiting Magistrate to ease their bodies and minds over afternoon tea.
Port Arthur honoured at Tourism Awards
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) is celebrating major wins at the 2012 Tasmanian Tourism Awards, announced in Hobart on November 9.
Community celebration at Port Arthur
Port Arthur is famous (or infamous) for its convict past. It was a penal settlement for a little under fifty years, from 1830 to 1877. But what happened at Port Arthur after that?
Experiences of fine music at Port Arthur
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority was proud to present a performance of fine classical music, including works by JS Bach, Handel and Dvorak, by the Australian Chamber Orchestra's emerging artists ensemble ACO2.
Cascades Female Factory topic of next Port Arthur Talk
The recent history and plans for the future of the World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory Historic Site will be discussed by three people who are well-placed to help determine that future, in the next Port Arthur Talk.
More History Unveiled at Female Factory
Tasmania's Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, has unveiled the results of major conservation works in a previously derelict yard at the World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory in South Hobart.
Colonial powerplays explored in next Port Arthur Talk
Honorary Research Associate at UTAS, Craig Joel, will reveal the story of how a civil servant came to usurp the Governor's authority in his desire to curry favour with British ministers, and in the process affected the Colony's political development.
New Dockyard Visitor Guide now available
A new visitor guide to the Port Arthur Dockyard is now available to help visitors gain a better insight into this rare example of a convict operated shipyard.
Heritage grant to reveal footprints of convict history
The yards of the Cascades Female Factory will be filled with the footprints of the convict buildings that housed the women who were once held and worked there, as part of a conservation and interpretation project funded by the Federal Government.
A new activity added to Port Arthur School Holiday fun
The popular school holiday family activities at the Port Arthur Historic Site have become firm favourites, with the convict brick and peg doll-making especially popular, and many people now understand what a fantascope is.
Hear about convict women in the next Port Arthur Talk
In the nineteenth century, 25,000 women were transported from Great Britain to Australia to serve as "tamers and breeders" following their arrest for petty theft, for pilfering small items as the only means to survive, other than prostitution.
Easter fun at Port Arthur
The much-loved series of History Plays that graced Port Arthur over summer will return for the Easter week, to join a program of fun family pastimes and an art exhibition.
Port Arthur hosts Chinese guests
Links between the Port Arthur Historic Site and a major World Heritage-listed treasure in western China are being strengthened this month, with a visit to the convict-era site by three Chinese guiding staff.
Calling for nominations
The Board of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) is calling for nominations for the PAHSMA Community Advisory Committee.
Poulticing the Penitentiary
Work to repair and mitigate against further damage to Port Arthur's heritage buildings following last July's major storm continues, with work underway to remove excess salt from the foundations of the Penitentiary.
Investigate the paranormal at Port Arthur
Brave souls who need more than the regular Ghost Tour to achieve their chills and thrills now have the opportunity to investigate the paranormal aspect of Port Arthur in an exciting new late night, adults-only Paranormal Investigation Experience.