We are also available to provide additional experiences and resources to suit the needs of your education group.  There are a variety of dining options at Port Arthur and school group catering menus are available.  

To find out more or make a booking visit the education sections of our websites, www.portarthur.org.au/education and www.femalefactory.org.au/education or contact us by email or phone at [email protected] or (03) 6251 2367.


With over 100 acres and dozens of historic buildings, ruins and gardens to explore, Port Arthur is an open-air classroom with countless learning opportunities for your students. Whether you’re visiting for the day or staying for a multi-day camp, we offer a range of activities to suit your needs.


Our Basic Student Package includes:

  • site entry for two consecutive days
  • site map
  • 20-minute Harbour Cruise
  • ​Audio experience

Additional activities available:

Guided Introductory Tour for Schools

This interactive tour encourages student enquiry, and covers several locations on site where students will hear stories of life at Port Arthur, and consider whether the settlement was a place of punishment, reform or both.


Tour duration: 1 hour, including ferry crossings

Suitable for upper primary and secondary school students

Between 1833 and 1877, at least 1100 people were buried on the tiny Isle of the Dead, in Port Arthur’s harbour. This guided walking tour enables students to gain an insight into the lives of some of the people who lived, worked and died at Port Arthur.


Tour duration: 90 minutes

Suitable for upper primary and secondary school students

Port Arthur Historic Site has a history of strange stories and sightings. On this tour, students will join our black-cloaked guides and venture out into the night by lamplight to hear vivid stories of mysterious occurrences that have been reported here.


Suitable for primary school students (30 minutes)

In this fun, practical activity, students learn about hand-made bricks from Port Arthur. Students examine original convict bricks and learn about how they were made, before creating their own quarter-size convict brick to take home, complete with thumbprints!

Suitable for: 
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
All Ages
Special Needs
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Physical Address: 
Port Arthur Historic Site
Port Arthur TAS 7182
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Phone Number: 
1800 659 101
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Opening Timings: 
9am - 5pm