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Far From Home Family Tour 27 June to 24 July

By Port Arthur Accommodation on June 8, 2022 in

27 Jun - 24 Jul

The Far from Home family tour is available to all families with site entry tickets to Port Arthur over the winter school holidays.

On this tour, children and their families are invited to discover why Britain shipped their criminals halfway across the world and what it would have been like to experience such a voyage. Hear stories about the boys who served time at the Point Puer Boys’ Prison and follow the daily routine of a convict who had to stay in the Penitentiary. Children will have the chance to feel the weight of the leg irons worn by the convicts and see the types of uniforms they were made to wear depending on their class and character.

What would you do if you were a convict? Behave, learn a trade and earn your freedom, or misbehave and spend your days doing backbreaking work, your nights locked alone in a cell …

The Far from Home tour runs for approximately 40 minutes.

Tours depart daily at 11:30am & 2:30pm

Monday 27 June – Sunday 24 July 2022

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