Female Factory Historic SiteCurrently Closed
- Address: 16 Degraves Street, South Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
- Timings: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-362336656
- Ticket Price: 15 AUD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Off Beaten Path, Historical Site, Family And Kids
During the years of the conquest and acquisition, Hobart was where the convicts were sent. Like the Penitentiary Chapel was a place for the convicted men, the Female Factory was where all the women were sent, until they gained some employment or either got married off. Whilst they were there, the female convicts were engaged in household chores such as washing, spinning and sewing. During the Female Factory’s operational years, there were over a 1000 inmates including a few children of the convicts. Although not much of the original premises remains, the site is still an important part of the nation’s history; the best way to see it is through a guided tour! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Hobart itinerary 3 days.
Tours: Her Story
- Time: 11:00 am
- Adult- $20, Child- $12.50 and Family- $60
Heritage Tour (Including Site Entry And Visitor Guide)
- Time: Tours at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm daily.
- Adult- $15, Child- $10(Also concession holders and students) and Family- $40
Site Entry ( Including Visitor Guide)
- Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
- Adult- $5, Child- $5(Also concession holders and students) and Family- $15
- Bookings are essential for tours.
- 110 Cascade Rd (Bus Stop)
- Flathead (seafood recommended)
- Le Provencal (French food served)
- Ginger Brown (Australian food served)
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68.39% of people who visit Hobart include Female Factory Historic Site in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
60.19% of people start their Female Factory Historic Site visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Female Factory Historic Site
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Female Factory Historic Site
A bit disappointing, I can see that they are making progress with the restoration of this site but what is currently there requires a lot of imagination. A good portion of the remaining buildings are dedicated to displaying some competition winners? The most interesting parts of the site include a book of who was sent to the 'factory' and what they did to get there.
Well done centre showing a harrowing bit of our history. The individual stories and the physical descriptions of the inmates brings a human touch. Dad that so much has been destroyed post prison closure but a great job to reconstruct it. It’s also on the route to the Cascade Brewery and is easily walkable from town.
Well worth the visit if you do the guided tour. Most of the buildings have been pulled down and there's not a lot in the way of signage or descriptive information, besides the pamphlet with the map. I would have struggled to get much out of it if I'd gone self-guided.
A sobering place but I was slightly disappointed...not much left which is such a shame. Some excellent books available there and Flo is a wealth of knowledge
Our tour guide was Catherine was excellent . She was a very good communicator ( not bad at stopping traffic as well). Interesting and sad history lesson.