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Address: Captains Lane, Arthur Head | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9336 6897
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The round house was very unusual. They have small displays in the rooms around the courtyard. A small display but interesting with the cost being gold coin donation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The round house was very unusual. They have small displays in the rooms around the courtyard. A small display but interesting with the cost being gold coin donation.

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Murray Bridge, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We took a quick look around, great view out to the harbor. Interesting and the volunteers knew there stuff!

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Beth B, Front Office Manager at The Roundhouse, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review "Grandma". There are outstanding views from the gun deck behind the Roundhouse. Your positive comments about our volunteer guides are appreciated. More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

There are not many places in Perth where one can get a sense of what it was like to be here 200 years ago. So the roundhouse is a little treasure to visit and appreciate... and when I said little- I did mean it! Enjoy and pay respect to our past ones.

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Beth B, Front Office Manager at The Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Roundhouse is indeed as small building. The population of the colony was only small and the gaol was a suitable size until the convicts arrived in 1850. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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525 reviews 525 reviews
141 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The volunteer staff here are fantastic! Such nice friendly folks. The venue itself was interesting and worth a visit. It can be done in about 30 min. Be sure to get your picture taken in the wood restraining device.

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Beth B, Front Office Manager at The Roundhouse, responded to this review

Great to see you have acknowledged our hard working staff Mike - we are all volunteers and love to share our knowledge with visitors. The stocks are popular with visitors and most seem to want to have their photograph taken locked up! More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It's a strange building perched on top of a hill over looking the town of Fremantle. It's the oldest public building in Western Australia and was used as a lockup for prisoners. Lot's of information to read up there and plenty of photos. Must have been hot and stinking for any prisoner unlucky enough to find themselves locked in here.... More 

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Beth B, Front Office Manager at The Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for thorough review Ray and great you enjoyed your visit. Sorry you missed the cannon firing at 1.00pm. Perhaps if you visit us again, we can arrange for you to fire the cannon. More 

Paynesville, Victoria, Australia
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51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A walk around Freemantle port area is a must, this lovely old historic Roundhouse is amazing. I just loved the stone work.

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Beth B, Front Office Manager at The Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The stonework on this building is typical of many buildings around Fremantle - fortunately many are still standing. More 

Darwin, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great to see what Freo was like in day's gone by, well laid out history with plenty of photos.. Great views and one of the best kept lawns I've seen in Perth

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Beth B, Front Office Manager at The Roundhouse, responded to this review

Great to see you enjoyed your visit Kessa and thank you for your review. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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270 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Big climb to the top, but once you get up top the Round House sits in plan view, as well spectular views of the Harbour below. Many artist shops along the walk. Offers toilet also.

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Beth B, Front Office Manager at The Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Tammy. The views from the Roundhouse are worth the climb up the stairs. The view along High Street is like turning back the clock. More 

Brunswick, Georgia
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216 reviews 216 reviews
79 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is an easy walk from the cruise terminal. The roundhouse is a great piece of Fremantle history. You must go up steep steps to get inside. Admission is by donation. If you have mobility issues consider assistance going here or skip it.

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Beth B, Front Office Manager at The Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Vickie and we hope you enjoyed your visit to our little piece of colonial history. More 

Penang Island, Malaysia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Roundhose has some fantastic views to ocean and a step back in time to the early days Open daily but it does close at 3pm. Bathers Beach below is an easy option to sunbath and the tunnel below is unique harking back to early whaling activity

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Beth B, Front Office Manager at The Roundhouse, responded to this review

We hope you enjoyed your visit. The gun deck behind the Roundhouse commands excellent views of Bathers Beach and the offshore islands. As we are a volunteer organisation, we do close at 3.30pm. More 

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