Cascades Female Factory 2018 Open Day – Cancelled

South Hobart and the area around Cascades has been hit particularly hard by the recent severe weather. While the Female Factory Historic site itself has come out of it unscathed, the roads surrounding and leading to the Female Factory have suffered substantial damage. Due to this damage and following the advice from Tasmania Police the Open Day event on Sunday 13 May will be cancelled.

The site will still be open from 9:30am-4pm with tours running as normal however additional activities scheduled throughout the day will not be running.

Wish all Mother’s a Happy Mother’s Day and we thank you for your understanding. 


The Cascade Female Factory Historic Site will host an Open Day on Sunday 13 May, 2018 which will coincide with Mother’s Day.

There will be a variety of activities programmed that will provide education and insight into our Tasmanian convict women forbears.  Entry to the site will be free for the duration of the day.

The Matron’s Cottage will be open to all containing a number of displays and possibly even an appearance by the Matron herself.  Dr Christina Henri will be available to discuss her long-term project “Roses from the Heart” which commemorates the female convicts transported to Australia, with a number of bonnets on display.

There will be a short vignette of the extremely popular theatrical performance of “Her Story”, which tells the story of the life of a convict woman who was incarcerated at the Cascades Female Factory.

The site will be open from 9:30am to 4pm with Heritage tours running at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm at the normal cost of $18.00. Children won’t be left out with hidden stories activity books available allowing children to discover more about the site along with various free activities on the day.

For more information please phone 1800 139 478.