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Good explanatory boards

Truth to tell there is little physical evidence of what happened here, with the house you can enter... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
A sobering experience

The house has undergone many changes over the years but the stories of the prisoners and what they... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Leonie S
Moss Vale, Australia
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

Although there is not much left of the building and surrounds, the guides and information posted outline an interesting history. Lovely guided walk from the main street. You really are transported back in time with the compiled stories.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Armidale05
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Truth to tell there is little physical evidence of what happened here, with the house you can enter being from a later period. But it's still worth a stroll down this historic site to have a look at the scant remains and the excellent interpretation...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 2 December 2018

The female factories in Tasmania are of great historical significance but sadly little remains of them. The site at Ross is well laid out with information but there is little to see. This could be part of the walk around historic Ross but perhaps not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zzrbell
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

This was an unmanned building with almost empty rooms. Wooden floors, and on the walls were information boards. It was kind of boring but interesting. Apparently there is a graveyard really near by to visit, too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 263yvetteb
Reviewed 13 October 2018

The house has undergone many changes over the years but the stories of the prisoners and what they endured are very sobering.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leonie S
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I walked through the paddock and read the information signs after hours. The cottage was closed at the time I visited. The information signage was good and I enjoyed understanding the challenges for convict women. The site was also a convict holding for males prior...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rattyos
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The Ross Female Factory site provides an interesting insight into Tasmania’s female convict history. The only remaining building of the factory has been fitted with static information boards as the tourist walks through the house. Inside the rock fence of the complex grounds, are numerous...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank vickie739
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Nothing remains of the site except for the commander house which gives you little information on what went on here

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Alan B
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Much more than just the site of the Female Factory. At the actual site of the Female Factory, only the residence of the Overseer still remain. There is nothing of the buildings that housed the convicts. Still well worthwhile going to see the site. It's...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CliveCarbunkle
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Feel for the poor wretches that had to endure living in the conditions of the day 1840-50’s. Would have been good to have the lights turned on! Unmanned tourism venue. Let yourself in & have a good read, also make sure you visit outside

Date of experience: April 2018
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