Step back in time these winter school holidays and learn about the lives of the convict women of Cascades Female Factory in a special event for families.

Grab a cushion and settle in for a story-time session where you will hear about one of the young female convicts sent to Cascades Female Factory. What did young Mary do to deserve such a fate? And what was life like for her within these walls?

Then put yourself in Mary’s shoes and experience the hard work of the laundry. Work with your family to wash, dry and iron the linens all by hand.

Once the laundry is done, you will get creative and make your very own convict peg doll to take home.

Every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:00am
9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th July

This is a free activity for all Cascades Female Factory ticket holders, including ticket of leave pass holders and South Hobart residents.

This interactive, hands-on activity runs approximately 45 minutes and has been designed for families to enjoy together. A parent or guardian must accompany children. Recommended for ages 6+.

Please be aware that spaces are limited, so bookings are highly recommended.

To make a booking contact us on 1800 139 478 or email