Discovery Box

The Port Arthur Discovery Box is available to Tasmanian schools and is a fantastic way to offer students a first-hand experience of Port Arthur without leaving the classroom.

The Discovery Box consists of two travelling boxes containing a range of authentic and tactile convict artefacts, along with photos, maps, books, published information and a list of other resources. A teaching pack is also included to help teachers to get the most out of this resource.


Borrowing the Discovery Box is free of charge. The boxes can be collected from and returned to the Port Arthur Historic Site or the Cascades Female Factory Site in South Hobart. The period for loan can be from two to four weeks.


Schools wishing to book the Discovery Box should contact the Education Officer for further information and a booking form.


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