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Richmond Gaol, Richmond

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Contact: +61 3 6260 2127
Open Hours: Mo to Su from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Almost untouched since convict times, Richmond Gaol is the oldest intact gaol in Australia. Visitors can see the perfectly preserved chain gang sleeping rooms, flogging yard, cookhouse, holding rooms and female solitary confinement cell. Historic relics, including documents and incarceration paraphernalia, give the visitor a clear view of the harsh life of the 1800s. It is claimed that the building is haunted by past prisoners and it is not hard to understand why, when a chill wind blows through the yards or shadows move across the whitewashed stone walls.