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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

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Address: 16 Degraves St | South Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6233 6656
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09:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Australia's most significant site associated with female convicts sits in...

Australia's most significant site associated with female convicts sits in the shadow of Mount Wellington, a short distance from the Hobart CBD.Women were incarcerated here as punishment or while waiting to be assigned. With guards, nurses and babies, up to 1000 people lived here at any one time. Discover the stories of female convicts and their children on a guided tour that operate regularly throughout the day.Experience 'Her Story' - a moving and emotional 45 minute dramatised guided walking tour.

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Sad but very insightful

We arrived early in the morning and were lucky to have Anna as our guide. She gave us a very credible version of life as a female convict arriving in Hobart. The Factory site is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived early in the morning and were lucky to have Anna as our guide. She gave us a very credible version of life as a female convict arriving in Hobart. The Factory site is well outlined and detailed. We came away with insights as to what a hard life these woman had in this institution.

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Quirindi, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a worthwhile stop and at only $5 each for basic admission you cant really complain about the price. Having seen this after Port Arthur, there is considerably less to look at, as a lot of it was pulled down and re-purposed since it closed. They have done an excellent job though of working with what is left to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The history of women in the settlement of Australia has been disgracefully neglected and this is a welcome addition to rectifying this. The appalling treatment of women convicts is beautifully told through actors in Her Story. Conveniently located near the historic Cascade Brewery the two form a must visit attraction for visitors to Hobart.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This has got to be one of the most shocking and disgraceful episodes in British history. Everyone in the guides group were shocked at the stories she told. Even if you are not keen on history this is a Must.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went by this place through quick simple city tour, this place contained lots of cultural historical events, which took place long time ago. For traveller who is interested in history, this is the place to be, you can find kut more information about the start of hobart! Note, there is an entrance admission fee to tour the place more indeptly.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much here to see or do but another interesting look into our history and what life was like for female convicts

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Walcha, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our recent visit to Hobart we visited the Cascades Female Factory where the book "The Potato Factory" idea came from. It was very interesting and very sad to hear the stories about the female prisoners.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another must to see in Hobart taz , chilling story told by actors , eyes open about history after this , so glad it's 2016 !!!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mixed views regarding this site. Good to see because it is such an important part of the convict story. Disappointing however as there is not much to see compared to other sites

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not even a beer drinker, but rate this as one of the best things I have done in Hobart. I did the 1 hour tour of the brewery with Andrew as our tour guide. He was extremely knowledgable, funny, informative and a great communicator. I loved his sense of humour and the way he really seemed to enjoy... More 

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