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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

16 Degraves St | South Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
+61 3 6233 6656
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Australia's most significant site associated with female convicts sits in the shadow of Mount Wellington, a short distance from the Hobart CBD.Women were incarcerated here as punishment or while waiting to be assigned. With guards, nurses and babies, up to 1000 people lived here at any one time. Discover the stories of female convicts and their children on a guided tour that operate regularly throughout the day.Experience 'Her Story' - a moving and emotional 45 minute dramatised guided walking tour.
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16 Degraves St | South Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
+61 3 6233 6656
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My mum and I did the tour here and it was very interesting. Our guide Fleur took us around the site and told the story of the Women and Men who lived at the site. I highly recommend the tour, it is conducted very professionally...More

Thank BildeBaggins
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful to see and hear about the experience of females in the convict times. Bought to life by attentive and informative guides

Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 3 days ago

Heard about the factory when the bonnet making program was mentioned on a tv program. Was hard to imagine the existence for the women and children involved, at no time could this have been a good idea, Not a lot of structure left, basically outside...More

Thank lovetimeaway
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to visit and learn about some of the sad history of Hobart. It was very well laid out Site.

Thank Ronx7
Reviewed 4 days ago

They have created a unique experience to tell the story of the female factory. You need to read all the information and see the re-creation to imagine what it was like. Not really what I was expecting but very interesting if you involve yourself in...More

Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This time we decided to just make our own way around. The particular experience of convict women came alive at the female factory. I leant a lot and that was without doing a guided tour. We had a couple of teenagers with us and we...More

Thank Yvette J
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fabulous depiction of the convict women's story. You are part of the experience and it is portrayed brilliantly by the actors

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I highly recommend everyone visiting Hobart to go to the Cascades Female Factory. It's much easier to get to then Port Arthur and is smaller so it doesn't need to take an entire day to visit. It is also fascinating to learn how the females...More

Thank Australiadreamer
Reviewed 6 days ago

Waste of time - the site has been decimated from years of redevelopment . Freezing cold and disinterested personnel .

Thank Annette E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on the spur of the moment. Would recommend the guided tour as it brings the factory to life and our guide was excellent. The history surrounding this place is barbaric by our standards today, shaved heads, solitary confinement, iron collars and lack of...More

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Lea M
1 February 2017|
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Response from PortArthurSite | Property representative |
Hi Lea M, Thanks for your ticketing question. Our Cascade Female Factory Historic Site, located in Hobart has tickets available on arrival to the site itself. Direct site contact details: 1800 139 478 Thanks, we look... More