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Richmond Gaol is the oldest fully intact convict Gaol in Australia. It was built 5 years before Port Arthur. It is rare in that it housed both male and female convicts. The cost is $10 per adult $5 per child and $25 per family. Discount for group...more
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37 Bathurst St, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 7025, Australia
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This place is certainly worth a visit. Its Eerie but hearing what prisoners went through is incredible. The tiny cells, the smallest thing's they were flogged for. Made to live on bread and water. Heaps of history
If you have been to Port Arthur this might not be of interest? Not a lot to see in comparison but I think its still worth a look. It is well setup and has the information. The almond tree in the courtyard is stunning
A good half hour is recommended for this visit. The solitary cells with leg irons attached to the walls are a grim reminder of the terrible lives these poor souls led in early Australia. Charming lady on the front office was full of information about...More
With the distinct purpose of checking out Richmond, we headed to the Historical Gaol.
The ladies at the Centre are full of knowledge and tell a few of the legends surrounding this hallowed ground. Just ask! Once you pay for entry, you enter the centre...More
Good history. Speakers around for explanations oldest goal in Australian so worth 30-45min here. It is small and quaint and no bars so not the typical Goal but worth going in for additional knowledge of the Australian history
Enjoyed this little stop off in Richmond. $10 for a self guided tour. The prison hasn’t majorly changed since it was first open. Very interesting. Worth a visit. Would have rather paid $5. But it’s still quite good.
The welcome was lovely and the activity sheet of finding items made the visit 5 stars. Children loved looking for the items and it made them interested in all the exhibits and displays. Congratulations on making it interactive and fun whilst learning about the gaol.
A short visit is all that’s needed here but it is so worth while.
Not a lot of hype but the other places are ruins and this one is as it was a couple hindered years ago.
It includes the flogging area.
Very neat place...More