Richmond Gaol

Bathurst St, Richmond

The Richmond Gaol is the oldest standing gaol in Australia.

It was completed the same year as the Richmond Bridge in 1825; however, by the early 1830s, it was overcrowded, and prisoners were forced to sleep in the hallways.

The gaol was expanded and included a separate female wing with a cookhouse and bake oven. A stone wall around the gaol was completed in 1840 to prevent escapees.

The goal is well-preserved, and you can wander through and enjoy a self-guided tour. You’ll visit the solitary cells and the flagellation yard.