National Trust Creates Pandemonium
Pandemonium is an intriguing and
innovative new visitor experience at Hobart’s historic
Penitentiary Chapel (or ‘Tench’, as it has been know
historically). It is helping to reveal fascinating insights into the lives of some
of the 75,000 men, women and children who were transported to Tasmania from the
other side of the world as convicts.
Pandemonium is an exciting and an absorbing multi-sensory experience that
helps to reveal Tasmania’s convict story. It was launched by Matthew
Groom MP, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Dr Marion Myhill
(National Trust) and Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (University of Tasmania)
earlier this month.
The experience begins as
visitors first enter the Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site in Campbell Street,
and continues as they tour the complex, culminating in an absorbing
It is an experience that helps to give a voice to the stories of
Tasmania’s convicts, and is an important addition to the visitor experience available
The National Trust is to be congratulated for having the foresight to share this story in such an interesting and contemporary way. Pandemonium has been developed with funding from the Tasmanian Community Fund, with the support of Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, University of Tasmania, and Roar Film.
further details and to book your Pandemonium experience you can go to: www.nationaltrust.org.au/tas