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Richmond Gaol

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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...more
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37 Bathurst St, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 7025, Australia
+61 3 6260 2127
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All reviews solitary confinement cells self guided tour port arthur convict history harsh conditions isolation cells treasure hunt original condition own pace worth a visit small fee entry fee information boards a small gift shop great insight living conditions in great condition
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very informative. A good insight to how it was back then. Highly recommend visiting. Interesting artifacts displayed

Thank michelle t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took some visitors to the Gaol today, there is a new Cottage open within the Gaol confines. It has been beautifully restored and has a lovely view over the Hills behind Richmond. There was a school trip visiting and any children who visit the Gaol...More

Thank glenystasmania
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small gaol but one that is full of interest, especially if you're interested in convict history. The gaol is in its original condition, worn steps, creaking floors, peeling wallpaper and bare walls. Conditions were grim for the inmates with floggings held regularly each...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a long time here learning all about the history of the Jail. It was very interesting and very well presented/preserved. I thought entry price was very reasonable . ($10)

Thank Aussiechrissy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A superbly maintained in it's original condition gaol from the convict era. A great educational supplement to a visit prior to Port Arthur. To walk through the very door, into the cells, will raise the hairs on the back of your neck, but a must...More

Thank Trevor K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small gaol but so much history. There was a fun treasure hunt for the kids and they could return to the reception for their prize. More signage would have been useful as we often went to areas and there wasn't much background information.

Thank customtan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small gaol, but packed with a lot of history. It is the oldest gaol in Australia, hence the size of the place. Definitely shocking to learn about the conditions prisoners had to survive in there, but it is a prison after all. A scavenger...More

Thank 874marijak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an eye opener to the horrific conditions and treatment of the prisoners in the 1800’s. Very interesting history.

Thank Cheryl - Geoff L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely set up for self guided touring with display boards and recordings. It is a small town jail so it is relativey small, but there is a lot of interest there still. I think it would be a good idea to offer guided tours for...More

Thank Colin N
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This attraction is located just off the main drag (Bridge St) in Richmond. The entry fee is a fixed price and, generally speaking, is a little high for what you get. The place is very small but exceptionally informative of how things were yesteryear. The...More

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Nathan D
18 August 2017|
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It is $10 for adults and $5 for children and $25 for adults