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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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 August 2017

A must visit when you come to Richmond. This little gaol holds much misery and history. Great stories posted around, you are left to your own devices once you pay your bery reasonable ten dollar entry fee. Unlike Port Arthur, this place remains untouched. You...More

Thank Kalie L
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We are locals that take all our visitors to this place. Totally intact - small but a lot to see. So close to Hobart for those who cannot get to Port Arthur. Gives you a real sense of what prisoners went thru.

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Richmond Jail is easily accessible with plenty of parking nearby. A small fee gives you access to the well maintained buildings which was built from 1825 onwards and is the oldest intact jail in Australia. There is plenty to see and read about and it...More

Thank AussieDiver53
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Self guided tour of the old gaol which is still preserved from convict days. Really interesting to explore and read all about what happened. Very cost effective too

Thank Debbie H
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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.