Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, Hobart

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Formerly a workhouse for female convicts in the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, Cascades Female Factory Historic Site is now a museum listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Operational between 1828 and 1856, the factory was an important part of the forced migration of convicts and global developments associated with punishment and reform. The site demonstrates how Britain used penal transportation to expand its sphere of influence, as well as to punish female convicts. Guided tours include short dramatic performances presenting the story of the convicts and their guardians. With our international travel planner, Hobart attractions like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I had no idea what this was about and was intrigued by the name. this is what happened to female convicts when sent to Australia. The remains of the walls, a outlines of the buildings, their purpose.....  more
    I had no idea what this was about and was intrigued by the name. this is what happened to female convicts when sent to Australia. The remains of the walls, a outlines of the buildings, their purpose.....  more »
  • Was sad to see so much of the infrastructure gone but they have done an amazing job bringing the prison to life through information, the exhibition, tours and a fantastic and personal performance... 
    Was sad to see so much of the infrastructure gone but they have done an amazing job bringing the prison to life through information, the exhibition, tours and a fantastic and personal performance...  more »
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  • Really loved it, the tour was fantastic as was our guide. The stories are quite sad, but I think everyone should go there at least once. My husband and I cannot recommend it anymore highly. If you are in Hobart please visit you will not be disappointed.
  • This is a must see experience. We loved every second being there. The stories and history left us speechless. Highly recommend everyone to do the Convicts Women's Tour and The Proud and the Punished performance. Doing both of these gives you so much information and the performance is just phenomenal you feel what it would have been like to be one of these women so emotional. Thank you for one of our most experiences I think we have ever had.

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