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Far From Home Family Tour 20 April to 1 May

By Port Arthur Accommodation on April 10, 2022 in

The Far From Home family tour will be on offer at Port Arthur over the Easter school holidays.

On this special tour, find out why Britain shipped their criminals halfway across the world, and what it would have been like to experience such a voyage.  You will hear stories about the young boys’ that served time at the Point Puer Boys’ Prison and follow the daily routine of a convict who had to stay in the Penitentiary.  If you were a 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…

The Far from Home tour runs 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 two times daily from Wednesday 20 April – Sunday 1 May 2022, at 11:30am & 1:30pm for no extra cost to family groups.

Please be aware that spaces are limited, so bookings are highly recommended. Please contact our reservations team by calling 1800 659 101 or email reservations@portarthur.org.au