Opening hours

The Cascades Female Factory Historic Site is open to the public 7 days a week from 10:00am – 4:30pm (please note opening hours may change according to the season).

Our education programs are available Monday to Friday and can commence from 9:00am on these days.

Important information

Below you will find important information available to download:

What to bring

Our tours and some of our workshops take place outdoors. We rarely cancel due to weather, so it is best to be prepared and ensure that students dress to the conditions on the day:

  • Wear layered clothing
  • Wear enclosed shoes suitable for walking and uneven surfaces
  • Bring a wind-proof raincoat
  • Pack sunscreen and a hat

Large bags and backpacks should be left at school or on the bus. We do not have cloaking facilities onsite.

Bus parking/drop-off

Bus and coach parking is available on Degraves Street. The site can be entered from Degraves Street.

Where to eat

The Cascades Female Factory is a small site and cannot accommodate large groups taking refreshment breaks. Cascades Gardens, located approximately 500m away, is our recommended spot for lunch or morning / afternoon tea.


Assistance from other group members may be required to allow students with restricted mobility to navigate some parts of the site. If travelling in an independent vehicle, a disabled parking space available at the Syme Street entrance to the site.

If someone in your group has mobility restrictions or any other access needs, please let us know when making a booking.

Make a booking

School group bookings are subject to date/time availability. Please book at least six weeks in advance using our School Booking Form.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to discuss how to get the most out of your visit, please contact our Education team.