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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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Well maintained history

It was interesting to see WA's oldest building and wonderful to see how well it has been maintained. The volunteers were informative and friendly which made the visit even better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Definitely worth seeing, and entry is just a gold coin contribution if i remember correctly. Only takes 15 mins or so to look round, but is a vital part of the history of Fremantle and WA.

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Brisbane
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It was interesting to see WA's oldest building and wonderful to see how well it has been maintained. The volunteers were informative and friendly which made the visit even better. Fremantle is a great place to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip there.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Quaint and charming. Short stroll from harbor, slight flight of stairs . Relatively easy to find. Old style architecture, fragment of history preserved in time. Good job to Freo people for conserving natural history landmark. Based on all the wow type of review on trip advisor, guess it over inflated my expectations hence like soda it kind of fizzled out... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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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
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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46 helpful votes 46 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 

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