Accompanied by our experienced guide, your group will learn about and visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Convict Precinct as well as the location of the island’s former shipyard, industrial school for girls and reformatory. Drawing on many fascinating stories and anecdotes, our guide will paint a vivid picture of the island’s convict, maritime, industrial and recent past.
Subject to guide availability, we accept private bookings for groups of at least ten people. Notes: Tours must be booked at least seven (7) days in advance, and if your group exceeds 28 people, an additional guide or guides will be organised. To arrange a Group History Tour, complete our group tour enquiry form.
The tour contains stories (and may contain images and/or visuals) of deceased people.
The tour involves a steep incline and some uneven surfaces, and it is not suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. A moderate level of fitness and mobility is required.
Suitable walking shoes, wet weather clothing (if needed) and a torch (phone flashlights are adequate).
Booked tours will proceed regardless of weather conditions except in the event of extreme weather.
Ahead of your visit, we encourage you to read the terms and conditions for this tour.
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In light of recent Government advice surrounding COVID-19, this tour is being suspended until further notice...
Our priority is to limit the transmission of the virus and ensure the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff. We will review the situation regularly as advice evolves.