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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, v​​isitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Travellers to Tasmania are encouraged to register online for a G2G PASS at least three days before their planned travel. Those who receive their G2G PASS QR code before arriving will be able to quickly pass through their port of arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days when coming into Tasmania. If you are required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation​, fees will apply. 

​Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may  be in place. ​

Last reviewed 17/8/2020 08:52 AM


Richmond Gaol central courtyard, tree in foreground, historic buildings behind
The courtyard of Richmond Gaol Historic Site (photograph: Joe Shemesh)

Richmond Gaol Historic Site

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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, v​​isitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Travellers to Tasmania are encouraged to register online for a G2G PASS at least three days before their planned travel. Those who receive their G2G PASS QR code before arriving will be able to quickly pass through their port of arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days when coming into Tasmania. If you are required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation​, fees will apply. 

​Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may  be in place. ​

Last reviewed 17/8/2020 08:52 AM


Planned event: Richmond Gaol Historic Site change to opening days
Applies from 22/7/2020

​​Due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Richmond Gaol Historic Site will only be open weekends until further notice.  For further information, visitors should contact the Lessee directly via info@richmondgaol.com.au

Last reviewed 23/7/2020 09:57 AM


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Changes due to COVID-19

Due to the COVID19 travel restrictions, the Richmond Gaol Historic Site will only be open weekends until further notice.  For further information, visitors should contact the Lessee directly via info@richmondgaol.com.au

​Located in the quaint, historic town of Richmond, Tasmania, just a 20 minute drive from Hobart, the Richmond Gaol is one of the best preserved convict structures in Tasmania. Visitors to the site are greeted with beautifully intact stone buildings, constructed between 1825 and 1840, using convict labour. Wander through the site and immerse yourself in the fascinating stories of the hundreds of prisoners once housed within these walls.

As well as the prisoners’ cells, visitors can enter the original cook house, holding rooms and flogging yards. Then for a true experience of the isolation of imprisonment, step inside a solitary confinement cell. Self-guided tours can be undertaken daily and can be combined with a visit to the onsite souvenir and craft shop.

A trip to the Richmond Gaol is a must for anyone exploring Hobart and its surrounds and will reward visitors with a captivating journey into the depths of convict history.

Sturdy footwear is recommended as this is a heritage site and contains steps, loose gravel courtyard, uneven floors and narrow doorways. ​

​​Richmond Gaol is open daily for self guided tours from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

For more information on the history of Richmond and the gaol, admission prices and opening times, please visit the ​Richmond Gaol website​​.​​​