Interpretation

Our interpretation of the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site aims to meet the needs and expectations of visitors by offering a layered approach.

The Heritage Tour provides a basic overview of the main messages of the site and its complex and layered history. Visitors can find out more through participation in our site tours or by taking part in ‘Her Story’. We encourage visitors to also contemplate the site in their own time accompanied by our Visitor Guide publication.

Our recently completed landscaping and installations in both Yards 1 and 4 offer our Visitors an opportunity to visualise the spaces and structures that once existed within the tall factory walls as well as begin to learn about the individuals who lived and worked in the convict system.

Our interpretation is based on sound, contemporary and scholarly research and encompasses historic activities, structures, places and landscapes. It includes a regular program of audience research in order to ensure we continue to offer the best experiences for visitors.