Richmond Gaol

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Richmond Gaol
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Richmond Gaol is the oldest fully intact convict Gaol in Australia. It was built 5 years before Port Arthur. It is rare in that it housed both male and female convicts. The cost is $10 per adult $5 per child and $25 per family. Discount for group bookings on request. Ph03 62602127
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Louwig
Sydney, Australia90 contributions
Worth Visiting
Apr. 2021 • Solo
Great attraction. Loved reading about the convicts. The house was interesting as well as the cooks kitchen. Definitely worth visiting and going back in time.
Written 29 May 2021
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Hi Louwig, Thanks for your review.
Written 3 June 2021
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Sue P
Sydney, Australia38 contributions
Awesome
Mar. 2021 • Friends
Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou. What a gem - we stumbled on this by accident and it has been one of the highlights of our trip. This prison is preserved not restored and is well worth the visit. Better than Cascade Female Factory by far and I have no idea why this is not on the heritage list - this is a must see and should be on the list of things to see in Tasmania
Written 27 March 2021
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Thanks for your review. So glad you enjoyed your visit to the Gaol
Written 3 June 2021
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Leslee C
Weipa89 contributions
Fascinating
Mar. 2021 • Couples
Visited goal. It was awesome, informative and had lots of interesting details. It looks at Australian history giving details about our past. Would recommend a visit there.
Written 5 March 2021
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Hi Leslee, Thanks for your review.
Written 21 March 2021
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Adamvdrake
Tumbi Umbi, Australia197 contributions
Excellent
Mar. 2021 • Couples
Well worth the visit. This Gaol is nearly 20pyrs old, and still in original condition. The solitary cells were eerie, especially when you close the door and stay quiet in the dark.
Written 3 March 2021
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Hi Adam, Thanks for your positive review, Gaoler Dave
Written 21 March 2021
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,730 contributions
Amazing that this building is still standing today
Feb. 2021
Worth seeing for its design and layout from another time 200 years ago. In surprising good condition.
Written 24 February 2021
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Hi, Glad you enjoyed your visit to our Gaol.
Written 21 March 2021
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Chrisxkx
Brisbane, Australia57 contributions
Excellent
Jan. 2021
Absolutely interesting place to visit. Full of history and wonderful architecture. A definate visit whilst in town.
Written 19 January 2021
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Hi Chris, thanks for your review. So glad you enjoyed it. Regards Gaoler Dave
Written 21 March 2021
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,282 contributions
The highlight of Richmond
Jan. 2021
This was a real highlight for me while visiting Richmond and there was many great things to see and do around the area.

It’s one of the oldest gaols in the country and I think the only one that hasn’t been altered so Gaol is exactly how it looked in the early to mid 1800”s.

Only $10 entrance and information along the way with recording devices and signage for you to get a good insight to what it would have been like to be a prisoner in that era.

With a gift shop as well it’s a real treat to visit and would highly recommend a visit m.
Written 9 January 2021
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Hi Jason, thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed it. Regards Gaoler Dave
Written 21 March 2021
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Annelise B
Launceston, Australia50 contributions
Richmond Gaol
Oct. 2020
A self guided tour of the goal was enjoyed by both my husband and myself.
Well maintained with good signage and information.
A good price for the experience.
Thoroughly enjoyed and left intrigued to lean more.
Written 12 October 2020
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Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your experience.
Written 13 October 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,772 contributions
Old Convict Cells in Australia
Oct. 2019 • Solo
Even though it was built even before Port Arthur, it is still very well preserved and is an important part of Australia's history. It is not big so won't take more than 30 mins to walk around. Recommended to visit when in Richmond.
Written 10 June 2020
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Fred W
Adelaide, Australia67 contributions
Interesting historic site
Mar. 2020 • Friends
Small historic goal with a lot of informative material in each room. Great insight into our past. Has been well restored
Written 1 April 2020
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