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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

Cascades Female Factory Entrance. High sandstone walls at each side of the gate.
An aerial shot of the Cascades Female Factory with Mt Wellington as the background.
A group of visitor standing around the tour guide for a Convict Women's Tour
3 couples walks into different directions around some metal cells that replicate what the old cells.
Cascades Female Factory below Mount Wellington
Two ladies walking through the entry walkway and reading the white texts  printed on the black walls
A lady wearing a headphone standing in front of the gallery scanning a QR code for Audio Tour
A couple looking at the exhibition in the dark lighted gallery
Within the walls of the Cascade Female Factory  accessibility access
Beneath the shadow of Mount Wellington, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory is the best place to connect with some of the lesser-known stories of Australia's female convicts. It is located in South Hobart, only a short distance from the Hobart waterfront. The Cascades Female Factory was a self-contained, purpose-built institution intended to reform female convicts, where the inmates did laundry and needlework services, offsetting some of the Colony's penal costs. Thousands of women and children were imprisoned here, and many never left. The Convict Women's Tour is a comprehensive guided tour of the Site. It lasts approximately 45 minutes. The first tour starts at 10 am. The NEW Notorious Strumpets & Dangerous Girls is an emotional journey through the stories of seven remarkable convict women who faced life’s hardships with resilience. Allow approximately 60 minutes. Every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday at 1 pm.

Conference/Function Facilities

Enquiry Desk

Family Friendly

Food and Refreshments

Gallery / Museum

Interactive Centre

Interpretive Centre

Non Smoking

Parents Room

Public Toilet

Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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