Port Arthur Blog



By Port Arthur Accommodation on February 8, 2022 in

With the weekdays returning to the routine of back to work and school life, what better time to introduce Weekends at Port Arthur to your calendar?! This specially curated series of arts and cultural events commence on Saturday 12 February and will inspire you to enjoy the site, its history and location in a whole new way.

All events will be held outdoors and pre-bookings are essential.

Tickets will be fully refundablein the event of cancellation
Please follow our COVID safe instructions* on site


It’s back! Live theatre at Port Arthur Penitentiary

Locked In

Saturday 12 February

Have you ever wondered what happened to old convicts who could never go ‘home’?
What happened after they were released? Who were the guards who watched over the prisoners, and what kind of training did they get? What was the justice system like at Port Arthur? Saturday 12 February, 3 – 4 pm,come and join us for this not to be missed live performance,
revealing the real stories of this remarkable place bringing history to life.
$10 per adult / children free. Light refreshments available for purchase on site.
Spaces are limited, and pre-bookings are essential. Please ring us at 1800 659 101 or
email reservations@portarthur.org.au to secure your spot.


Chrysantha String Quartet
performs in the Government Garden

Be taken to another time and place with classical music and picnic delights within the glorious Government Gardensas might have happened in days gone by.
Join us on Sunday 13 February, 4 - 6 pm with renown Tasmanian String Quartet Chrysantha performing in the spectacular Government Garden.
$20adult, $10 Child entry / $30pp for a picnic pack with a selection of fine Tasmanian produce.
Or why not do it in style and book a VIP package for $75pp including a gourmet picnic of fabulous Tasmanian produce, sparkling wine and premium seating. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Refreshments and food are also available to purchase on site.
Click here for more information. Ring us now to book your spot at 1800 659 101 or email reservations@portarthur.org.au.


Summer Makers' Market

The popular Makers’ Market is back again on Sunday 13 February, 9am - 1pm, in the Visitor Centre Forecourt. There is no need to purchase a ticket to the historic site if you are just perusing the stalls and making the most of freshly made local produce or hand crafted souvenirs (don’t forget it’s Valentine’s Day the day after!)
To keep our visitors, staff and community safe, facemasks are required at all times at the market.
Please note that Port Arthur Historic Site is a fully vaccinated site. Proof of vaccination or medical exemptions will need to be shown at entry if you chose to go onto the grounds.


Breakfast is back in 1830 Restaurant & Bar

Don’t forget, the Port Arthur Historic Site is open daily from 8am!

And from Monday 7 February onwards, breakfast will continue to be served in
1830 Restaurant & Bar with a spectacular view of the historic site (bookings preferred).

1830 Restaurant & Bar is currently open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm with Sunday dinner service recommencing on Sunday 20 February.
Bookings are essential through 1800 659 101 or reservations@portarthur.org.au.



*We are COVID Safe.Your safety is our priority and we are taking every precaution to ensure our sites areCOVID Safe. We ask all visitors to check in using the Check in Tas app, wear facemasks whilstat our sites, provide proof of vaccination or medical exemption upon entry,sanitiseregularly and maintain social distancing. Please do not attend the site if you are feeling unwell or presenting with any symptoms however mild.