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Richmond Gaol

37 Bathurst St, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 7025, Australia
+61 3 6260 2127
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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 bookings on request. Ph03 62602127
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37 Bathurst St, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 7025, Australia
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"solitary confinement cells"
in 22 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 28 reviews
"port arthur"
in 45 reviews
"convict history"
in 33 reviews
"original condition"
in 9 reviews
"harsh conditions"
in 7 reviews
"men and women"
in 7 reviews
"isolation cells"
in 7 reviews
"treasure hunt"
in 9 reviews
"female factory"
in 5 reviews
"own pace"
in 13 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 29 reviews
"small fee"
in 7 reviews
"information boards"
in 7 reviews
"convict past"
in 7 reviews
"entry fee"
in 17 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

With the distinct purpose of checking out Richmond, we headed to the Historical Gaol. The ladies at the Centre are full of knowledge and tell a few of the legends surrounding this hallowed ground. Just ask! Once you pay for entry, you enter the centre...More

Thank boohi5
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good history. Speakers around for explanations oldest goal in Australian so worth 30-45min here. It is small and quaint and no bars so not the typical Goal but worth going in for additional knowledge of the Australian history

Thank cindy p
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this little stop off in Richmond. $10 for a self guided tour. The prison hasn’t majorly changed since it was first open. Very interesting. Worth a visit. Would have rather paid $5. But it’s still quite good.

Thank Credhe C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Randomly found this driving through Richmond. Great piece of history in Richmond. The kids (mr 5 & miss 2) were kept occupied with a sheet of images to find around the gaol.

Thank nursekat88
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The welcome was lovely and the activity sheet of finding items made the visit 5 stars. Children loved looking for the items and it made them interested in all the exhibits and displays. Congratulations on making it interactive and fun whilst learning about the gaol.

Thank L_A_Gr8
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

A short visit is all that’s needed here but it is so worth while. Not a lot of hype but the other places are ruins and this one is as it was a couple hindered years ago. It includes the flogging area. Very neat place...More

Thank TAMAN1951
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Richmond is about Convicts and the Gaol brings the story to life. Loved the explanations and the preservations. Worth the stop

2  Thank RetiredWazza
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing to see a piece of our heritage so well preserved. The entry was a touch expensive for a family we thought however we trust the funds go towards preservation of the site

Thank graycc
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

It was an interesting place, and to be original is amazing, it is worth a visit, however it does not take long to walk around and even reading all the literature, we were finished in 40 mins

Thank DebB123123
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The Gaol tour is well set out & very interesting. There are artefacts on display, well marked rooms/cells and it is easily accessible for all ages.

Thank Anne S
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Nathan D
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Response from mle12345 | Reviewed this property |
It is $10 for adults and $5 for children and $25 for adults
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