Deep dive into the history of the site and the stories of the women with both the Convict Women’s Tour and the Notorious Strumpets & Dangerous Girls storytelling experience.

From 1828 to 1856 approximately 7,000 convict women spent time at the Cascades Female Factory, each with their own story to tell. Over a period of 40 minutes, our Convict Women’s Tour will present you with a comprehensive history of the Female Factory, the convict system of punishment and reform, and offer a glimpse of what convict life was like for the thousands of women transported to Van Diemen’s Land.

The Convict Women’s Tour runs at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm.

Notorious Strumpets & Dangerous Girls is a special 60 minute storytelling experience which will take you on an emotional journey through the stories of seven remarkable convict women who faced the system, and life’s hardships with resilience. These women were often underestimated, belittled and forgotten. Seen by society as ‘notorious strumpets’, but there was so much more to each and every woman. Through their lives learn about how female convicts were treated by society, and how they sometimes managed to overcome prejudice and inequality to succeed – despite all odds.

Notorious Strumpets & Dangerous Girls begins at 1:00pm every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.

Combined Tour prices: (includes site entry and the audio experience).

Adult: $50

Concession $37

Child: $32

Family $146

All ticket purchases are subject to our Conditions of Sale and Entry.
School group prices are available please contact us.