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Richmond Gaol

37 Bathurst St, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 7025, Australia
+61 3 6260 2127
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37 Bathurst St, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 7025, Australia
+61 3 6260 2127

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth a look while in Richmond. This gaol has a lot of interesting history. It still amazes me how convicts were treated in those days. They suffered a very cruel and hard life, at the hands of their gaolers, who were not much better...More

Thank Eddy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best thing in Richmond. An uncomfortable peep into Tasmania’s past.Step into the isolation cells for a minute to get an insight into how the system worked 200 Year’s ago. An interesting half hour visit.

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It doesn't take long to do the self guided tour of the gaol and the 6-7 rooms/areas there are to explore. We were in and out in half an hour. The kids enjoyed finding the "hidden" items on the special kids photo activity sheet. We...More

Thank AtP74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An insight into Australian convict living conditions. There are cells open for you to enter and plenty of written information. Kids enjoyed the eye spy game including our 15year old eldest.

Thank Alice E
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We dropped in here because we had some time to kill and thought it would be interesting. It was very interesting, it only takes about 40 minutes to go through but it will really open your eyes to life of an average convict in Tasmania....More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

It was fascinating to see the tiny cells and the old cuffs and artefacts of years gone by. The gaol grounds are interesting to walk around. A lot of historical information. It takes about 30 minutes to go through.

Thank Odette C
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to have a look around, lots of information about prisoners and convicts. I really recommend going to see the goal while your in Richmond. Easy 30min drive from Hobart.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We thought this might be difficult with our three young children however there is an 'I Spy' game that kept them intrigued. We didn't have to rush around and enjoyed playing the game with them. Family friendly.

Thank MJPlaydon
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The Caretakers of this Gaol are to be commended on the restoration and maintenance of this piece of Australian history. A person hears much of the way Convicts were treated but this building tends to bring it to life. An indictment on the gaolers of...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

An amazing set of buildings well preserved excellent story boards throughout telling you about the history and facts of the past. Gives you a true sense of what it was like. Definitely worth a look if your visiting and want some more on the convict...More

Thank Mark D
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Response from Lyn S | Reviewed this property |
The entry was $9 each. We are seniors but don't recall if they offered a discount for seniors. Some places don't. I think the Heritage pass is only for historic houses.