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

Site Entry

daily from 9:00am
Uncover the stories and the hidden history of the Female Factory at your own pace with a self-guided audio experience.

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.

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


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