Richmond Gaol, Richmond

4.5
Take a self-guided tour of Richmond Gaol and get a real insight into the prison life at Australia's oldest penal colony. Explore the original buildings and a flogging yard from 1825, step inside a female solitary confinement cell, and learn the stories of prisoners. Display boards, historical relics, and special sound effects complete the atmosphere of isolation in this colonial gaol, almost intact since prison times. Children can discover secrets of the gaol by engaging in a scavenger hunt. Put Richmond Gaol on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Richmond trip planner.
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  • Even though it was built even before Port Arthur, it is still very well preserved and is an important part of Australia's history. It is not big so won't take more than 30 mins to walk around...  more »
  • Small historic goal with a lot of informative material in each room. Great insight into our past. Has been well restored  more »
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  • Richmond also have Australia’s oldest existing colonial gaol which was needed to house those convicts that committed offences whilst working. The goal is very well preserved and conserved and super interesting to look around and learn. It has the gaol, including solitary confinement areas, the gaolers house, latrine and exercise yard.
  • The goal was interesting, small and very crammy when there is a few people in at once. When we visited, we felt as if the company tried to cram as many people as possible, making the experience unpleasant. They could put beds or furniture in the rooms, give the environment a bit more meaning and excitement. At least show how it was like back in the day. I'm sure they weren't in empty rooms.

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