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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
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"solitary confinement cells"
in 21 reviews
"port arthur"
in 46 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 27 reviews
"convict history"
in 31 reviews
"original state"
in 8 reviews
"back in the day"
in 8 reviews
"harsh conditions"
in 7 reviews
"men and women"
in 7 reviews
"isolation cells"
in 7 reviews
"treasure hunt"
in 9 reviews
"own pace"
in 13 reviews
"small fee"
in 7 reviews
"information boards"
in 7 reviews
"convict past"
in 7 reviews
"entry fee"
in 17 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 26 reviews
"great insight"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here after hearing people talk about it in work and high expectations. The gaol is very well maintained and a friendly woman gave us our tickets but I feel there isn’t much in there. The same information is written in a few places,...More

Thank PatriciaFl2
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a big surprise to how much my teen learnt and wanted to learn about this gaol. We looked for our name and stood only with door open in solitary, spooky. Great visit.

Thank Tracey F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little piece of history should not be missed. It doesn't not take too long to visit but is packed with information. The self guiding brochure is clear and there are lots of posters etc to provide explanations on the way around. We were able...More

Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered around the well preserved site reading some of the terrible stories and severe punishment the people received for such minor crimes. The pamphlet we were given documented the history and stories of various inmates which we found very interesting. Stepping inside the solitary...More

Thank Maureen S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This very interesting convict history is a must for you to get a glimpse of the cruel hardships of this penal life in Tasmania, not that long ago. One wonders how you could endure such an existence. The buildings have been well preserved. You stand...More

Thank M7799RCdeborahc
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The goal showed how people were sentenced and punished. Bewley Tuck stole a loaf of bread. He was condemned for 7 years of harsh work. Ellen Varley stole money. She too had 7 years of harsh labor. They were also punished while in the goal...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We thought this old Goal built in 1825 was a very nice and informative place to visit it gives the visitor a look back into the past history of early settlement in the region and the type of live endured as a convict the entry...More

Thank John T
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

At the outset this was more about educating the kid and in that regard, it does the job well. It is a well preserved facility with alot of interesting stories and lots to ponder over. From my persepctive, I've done the goal tours a few...More

Thank Tropics
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Relatively expensive, considering the Cascade Female Factory is only $2.- more expensive including a tour (concession). Got to watch the step because of worn stone works which adds interest.More

Thank Peter N
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David K, Manager at Richmond Gaol, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Peter, I do not understand your comments. Most people happy to pay $10- saying how inexpensive it is. It's the oldest convict Gaol in Australia still in original condition. The female factory is actually $5 not $2 and there is only ruins to see....More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

What a great experience to take a look back at our forfathers. The criminal history. The convicts lives. Maybe find your ancestor if you are researching history. I thought it had as much imformation as port Arthur.

Thank Helen R
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Nathan 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.
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