Cascades Female Factory

The World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory tells the story of the displacement, mistreatment and forced migration of convict women and girls, and their contribution to colonisation throughout the history of colonial Australia to the present day.

Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge that the Cascades Female Factory is built on unceded Aboriginal land. We pay respect to the Palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) Community, their Elders past and present. We also acknowledge their deep connection to land, sea, waterways and skies, and value their endless commitment to caring for their Country, and honouring their Ancestors.

Our Tours

People on Convict Women's Tour | Cascades Female Factory | Historic Site Australia

Convict Women’s Tour

daily from 10:00am
Oppression. Control. Courage. Perseverance. Learn about convict life at the Cascades Female Factory as told by expert tour guides.
Off Season Notorious Strumpets | Cascades Female Factory | Historic Site Australia

Notorious Strumpets & Dangerous Girls

Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday at 1.00pm
An emotional journey through the stories of seven remarkable convict women who faced life’s hardships with resilience.

Mary Mouse

daily from 10:00am
A little mouse, lost in Van Diemen's Land. Bring your detective skills and learn together as you follow her trail through the Female Factory.
site entrance | Cascades Female Factory | Historic Site Australia

Site Entry

daily from 10:00am
Uncover the stories and the hidden history of the Female Factory at your own pace with a self-guided audio experience.
Mary Hutchinson | Cascades Female Factory | Historic Site Australia

Factory Tales

‘Factory Tales’ is a great way for kids to explore the site and learn about the lives of the Female Factory’s convicts as they search for answers and collect stamps