Port Arthur Blog


Conversation with a Guide Only Mad Dogs and Englishmen

By Port Arthur Accommodation on October 31, 2021 in

3 Nov

The stories of Port Arthur are rich, detailed and personal and offer thought-provoking and fascinating insights.  Our expert guides have delved into a variety of them and wish to welcome you to a series of free talks this Spring.

Topics will change weekly and will be held on Wednesday nights from 4-5.00pm in the 1830 Restaurant & Bar.

Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun

Join Port Arthur Guide Mark as he shares a tale that would make a novel; about a man who in 1811 impersonated royalty to stage a coup in Launceston, Van Diemen’s Land.  Would you believe he successfully pulled it off until too, that is until everyone realised he was stark-raving mad.

This is a FREE talk.  No site entry tickets required.  In order for us to stay COVID safe, seating is limited and we ask that you please reserve your tickets by phoning 1800 659 101 or by email reservations@portarthur.org.au.

Don’t forget 1830 Restaurant & Bar will be open with a special Parmie menu.  Please let us know if you would like to stay for dinner afterwards.