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Educational

A lot of very interesting information about the treatment of convicts and the people who were in... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
232anon232
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Most disturbing

The horror of the treatment of the male prisoners (both adult and child) is gut wrenching. It... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Reklaw252
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Battleford, Canada
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May 26, 2018
“Educational”
Mar 9, 2018
“Most disturbing”
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Port Arthur Historical Site, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

A lot of very interesting information about the treatment of convicts and the people who were in charge of them, well worth a visit.

Thank 232anon232
Reviewed 10 March 2018

The horror of the treatment of the male prisoners (both adult and child) is gut wrenching. It becomes even more disturbing when one contemplates the man's (and woman's) continued inhumane treatment of man and woman throughout the world: Burma, Syria, multiple countries in Africa, areas...More

Thank Reklaw252
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Drew from Hobart there for a day. This World Heritage site is worth a visit. The site is quite beautiful (we had good weather). The entrance a boat ride and a guided tour. The boat ride was about 40mn and good. The tour was just...More

Thank Dan6565
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The Port Arthur prison was used as an experiment in prisoner rehabilitation that was not as successful as was hoped. However the restoration of the site is a credit to the team in charge of the area and it highlights the convict past of the...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We could have spent all day there. Several hours courtesy of a bus drop off and 25 minute introductory outside walk around wasn't enough. When you go, take the time to book with a reputable tour company and go into each building and read all...More

1  Thank Lviehmyer
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This was an educational introduction to the history of convicts in Australia and Tasmania in particular. While there originally were many more buildings, the ruins themselves are interesting. Even more interesting are the various tours, and in particular the living history presentations. There are a...More

Thank Gprossco
Reviewed 1 December 2016

No matter you purpose is sight-seeing, learning history or just out to the sea-breeze, this site is definitely not to disappoint you!!!!! We fully enjoyed the day trip and it was very memorable....

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

You can't see it unless you want to pay $37 to get into the Port Arthur Historic Site which is a complete disgrace as even those wanting to go to the memorial for those who lost there lives in the Port Arthur shooting still need...More

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