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Richmond Gaol

37 Bathurst St, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 7025, Australia
+61 3 6260 2127
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Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Afternoon Tour from Hobart
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37 Bathurst St, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 7025, Australia
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+61 3 6260 2127
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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Peter N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Richmond it is well worth a visit to this lovely town with its original and very authentic old gaol. Its not a big gaol but there is lots to see and experience. There are very good descriptions, illustrations etc to show...More

1  Thank fleetwoodmac1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A well preserved piece of historic Tasmania, with informative signs explaining each area, so that a visitor can explore at their own pace.

Thank Gavin B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveling in Tasmania is an experience One will never forget. However when you are located in the Hobart region make sure you make the little journey to a quaint village of Richmond. Steeped in history dating back to the convict days go explore the Richmond...More

Thank Colin V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well preserved goal that is a must for any visitor to the area. $10 to get in os well worth it to read the various stories. If your game you can enter the solitary confinement cells and shut the door and experience...More

Thank Ray d
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the small cost of admission to see an old gaol and to read some of the stories associated with the place.

Thank Judi M
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Nathan D
17 August 2017|
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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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