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Address: 37 Bathurst St, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 7025, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6260 2127
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Doesn't take long to wander through the old gaol .. it would have been terrible to be in there back in the day ...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Trudy B
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Doesn't take long to wander through the old gaol .. it would have been terrible to be in there back in the day ...

Thank Trudy B
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Richmond Gaol on a very rainy day that we had earmarked to head to Port Arthur instead. So glad this was the case as we didn't have the Gaol on our itinerary until this point. The Gaol gives you a great insight into the life of prisoners of the colony and with only a $4 entry fee,... More 

1 Thank Andrew R
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting visit as part of understanding early convict history in Tasmania. Well maintained buildings and good signboards to help with interpretation

Thank Madalyn H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fascinating tour. Although the old facility is small and can be covered in probably under an hour, it shouldn't be missed if you are interested in Tasmanian history (especially the convicts). I loved the history behind the place, it was fascinating to learn that basically Richmond was built by convict labour and that this jail was for... More 

1 Thank Tim D
Grafton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very informative activity, $9 entry fee per adult. Self guided tour you can take your time and read everything at your own pace.

1 Thank lisaserge
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very interesting historical site to see when in Richmond and will give you an insight into the lives of convicts and their jailors.

1 Thank Kathryn W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While a small goal it was interesting and good to see how it real was it the convict times. Worth walking around and understanding the times with out anyone leading a tour and letting it happen at your time.

1 Thank Michael C
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This goal is absolutely the best old goal I have seen. So much is still in pretty good condition for the age and easily seen. The stories on the walls about convicts does give you great impressions of those times. The entrance price is very good. Great to see

1 Thank Lynette C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Richmond Gaol is the first jail for Convicts in Australia and was built in 1825 - even before Port Arthur but is far smaller than the latter which became THE Penal Colony in Australia. Eerie but interesting and can be visited within 30-45 minutes leaving you plenty of time to visit other historic sites in Richmond. No guided tours as... More 

Thank AshleyAzavedo
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the Richmond Gaol, it was only $22 to enter, and if we had more children was the same price. You just want around at your own pace and the stories that you listen too, or read are fascinating. How the convicts survived I will never know. I won't say anything to wreck it when you visit, it... More 

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