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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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Reviewed yesterday

Level ground for all ages. Lots to learn. Still original - you can see where prisoners had drawn on walls / floors etc. Their life was horrifying as was the conditions, reasons for imprisonment, punishments as examples. Make a person very glad to be living...More

Thank Carole_Dodd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting, not expensive, short visit. Good to add to a trip to Richmond. Close to Main Street and easy to access.

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family enjoyed exploring Richmond Gaol. The information around the gaol gave a clear picture of how it was as a working gaol. There were hands on experiences which the kids enjoyed (ages 4 and 2) including experiencing a solitary confinement cell with the door...More

Thank JamesandDebbie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a great time! The children were given activity sheets, which they loved, and we all had such a fab time trying out the cells, searching for hidden engravings, and learning about all the people who were once detained here. The staff are...More

Thank MrsWilsonofOz
Reviewed 1 week ago

a must see throughly enjoyed this self guided tour. I am glad we both visited this historical building I would hate to have been a Convict Solitary confinement was terrible.

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn't a lot to see so if you are the sort of person who doesn't read the pamphlet, you may find it boring. But if you read pamphlets that guide you, worth a visit. The prison is pretty much intact and it gives you...More

Thank fionabk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a cold grey day which was probably just​ right to get a flavour of life in the gaol. Hard and often brutal, nevertheless this seems to have been a little more bearable than some other penal establishments. A good inclusion in a...More

Thank Alan1fromOz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good. Operated by a great bunch of volunteers. Has been kept to its original state. Even comes with a fun hidden game.

Thank TimandCaroline
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In 1825 the gaol was begun with the purpose of housing convicts who were expelled from Britain, many for the slightest of crimes, such as stealing a loaf of bread or trespassing. The gaol had cramped living quarters, a cook room, a whipping room, and...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to this ''halfway'' jail was used to house the convicts when they were being transferred between Hobart and Port Arthur. Even though there are the same elements of human cruelty as you see in Port Arthur, it has nowhere near the same impact....More

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