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Address: 37 Bathurst St, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 7025, Australia
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Unique jail tour

The Richmond Gaol (jail) is a nice historic visit in the beautiful town of Richmond. It is the oldest existing jail and an important part of the convict history. It is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Richmond Gaol (jail) is a nice historic visit in the beautiful town of Richmond. It is the oldest existing jail and an important part of the convict history. It is a self-guided tour, so reading is an important part of the experience which is great for teenagers. Entry is nine dollars for adults which is a little expensive for... More 

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Thank Jill A
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When I dressed for our visit I donned a grey and blue long sleeve polo shirt. Inside the gaol I was asked several times about the gaol as I looked like a convict in the shirt !!! The gaol is well preserved and there is plenty of information and exhibits throughout the complex. Well worth a visit to experience how... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not a large establishment, but in excellent condition - almost as if the prisoners moved out yesterday. The audio effects add to the atmosphere, but are a little short, so they recycle frequently. It’s a pity that the Commandant’s house isn’t part of the display. Good value at $9.

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Thank Ian B
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Predates Port Arthur. Not a big Gaol by any means, but still worth a look. Rich in history and well documented to do a self guided tour. $9 entry fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site does not take long to wander through. Unlike some other convict days sites in Tasmania. But the gaol allows you to get a feel for the times and the harsh life of Tasmania's infancy.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spotted a sign for Richmond Gaol 170 metres away from the Main Street. I'm glad I investigated further and - after paying the A$9 Adult entrance fee - enjoyed looking around the various facilities which have largely been left as they were following the opening of the Penal Institute in 1824. The staff were most welcoming and provided a... More 

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Thank stevebG6121BX
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an original building in the original location. It is rare because of its history as a prison for both men and women. It also imprisoned aborigines.

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Thank Chris491952
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent time in Richmond last weekend and the Goal was a great place to visit if you like historical things. It was only $9 per adult to get in and was full of information and things to see. It is not a big goal but still worth a visit.

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Thank Peter Y
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historic site is well worth a visit. You can experience what it must have been like for the men and women who had been incarcerated within these walls. Also visit the solitary confinement cells where you can get an idea of what it would have been like to be locked away for days at a time in complete darkness.

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Thank Anne R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this original jail was a step back in time, just seeing the conditions the prisoners lived in, and the punishment given out for minor crimes was sureal.

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