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 audio-visual presentation.

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 in Tasmania.

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. 

For further details and to book your Pandemonium experience you can go to: www.nationaltrust.org.au/tas

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