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Far From Home Family Tour

By Port Arthur Accommodation on November 28, 2021 in

26 Dec - 26 Jan

Due to popularity and high demand, Far From Home – Family Tour is back this coming school holiday.

This summer, visit the Port Arthur Historic Site with your family and join the popular family tour where children can learn why Britain shipped their criminals halfway across the world, and what the voyage was like.

Hear stories about juvenile boys’ that served time at Point Puer Boys’ Prison, and learn their fate.

Visit Port Arthur’s iconic Penitentiary and follow the daily routine of a convict. There was no typical convict, would you behave yourself so you can learn a trade and earn your freedom, or would you misbehave and spend your days doing backbreaking work with your nights locked alone in a cell.

Lasting for approximately 40 minutes, children can feel the weight of the leg irons worn by the convicts and see the type of uniforms they were made to wear depending on their class and character.

This tour will be offered four times daily from Sunday 26 December – Wednesday 26 January 2022, at 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm & 2:30pm for no extra cost to family groups. However, spaces are limited so bookings are highly recommended. Please contact our reservations team by calling 1800 659 101 or email reservations@portarthur.org.au