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Visit the Tasman Historical Museum and step into the lives of the early settlers and local Aboriginals who lived on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania's south east.

Exciting, modern electronically enhanced displays.

Tasman Historic Museum & Coffee Shop

In the Museum

Come in and step back in time to meet the early pioneers, convicts and original custodians of the land, the Parrdarrama Pungenna people at the Tasman Historical Museum.

Why did they come here and how did they live?

Through enhanced, interactive displays of industrial machinery and household items and hearing voices relating their stories, the often harsh lives of the early settlers will become clearer to you from across the ages.

Get a glimpse into the lives of the local Tasmanian Aboriginal people, an ancient living culture.

There's plenty to experience so take your time around the Museum then enjoy a refreshment in the Coffee Shop.

Locked door at the Tasman Historic Museum.

Tales to tell

There are many stories to be discovered at the Tasman Historical Museum. Here's a few we've uncovered over the years:

Come and stay

Taranna Cottages and Self-Contained Campers Park is right next to the Tasman Historical Museum, just five minutes past Eaglehawk Neck and five minutes from Port Arthur.

Come and immerse yourself in history and experience an authentic Tasmanian bushland holiday in a renovated picker's hut or stationmaster's cottage. Relax in front of an open fire and enjoy the tranquil setting.

Or bring your camper and stay in quiet surroundings, just steps from the Museum.