Pricing for education groups

Site entry – $6 per student.

For every ten students one accompanying adult is free of charge. Each additional adult is charged at the student rate of $6 each.

The $6 per student entry fee includes either the Guided Tour OR our hands-on Records and Artefacts activity, or you can select both the tour and the activity for $9 per student.

The Proud and the Punished – Dramatised Tour

$12.50 per student.

For every ten students one accompanying adult is free of charge. Each additional adult is charge at the student rate of $12.50 each.

Please note: a flat rate of $300 applies to groups of 24 students or more, with a maximum group size of 50 people per performance. For groups exceeding 50 people a second performance will be required.

Please see the tours and activities page for full activity descriptions and for advice on a program to suit your group’s needs.

Important information for schools

Below you will find important information available to download:

Opening Hours

Cascades Female Factory is open 7 days a week from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (please note: opening hours may change according to the season).

Group bookings are subject to restricted availability due to the nature of our site and the current COVID-safe requirements. Please complete this School Booking Form or contact us for available dates.

What to Bring

Both the guided tour and the Proud and the Punished dramatised performance take place outdoors in an open yard, where shelter is not always available. We rarely cancel due to inclement weather, so it is best to be prepared and dress to the conditions.

We suggest that you check the weather forecast prior to your visit and ensure that students dress appropriately:

  • Wear comfortable, layered clothing
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes appropriate for uneven surfaces
  • Bring a wind-proof rain coat
  • Pack sun screen and a hat

We would prefer that students do not carry their bags on tours to avoid accidental damage to our heritage fabric, and we have limited storage available on site – where possible we ask that students leave their bags on the bus.


The Cascades Female Factory is now more accessible than ever before but 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 there is a disabled parking space available at the Syme Street entrance to the site.

If someone in your group has mobility restrictions, please advise us at the time of making your booking.