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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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Preservation by sheer luck...

What's left of this is amazing and a great view. So much history in this great little town. Quite a steep amount of stairs to get up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

This is a must stop when visiting Fremantle as it gives the history of the first settlers to West Australia. You can have a wonder around and get some idea of the hardship gone through by these people when they were thrown in prison. From the top, you have a lovely view of the harbour and the first Methodist church... More 

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved this place, it is managed by the owners and it truly shows. We particularly enjoy their Lamb Shanks and the coconut curry carrots wow wow! Can highly recommend this motel .

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

What's left of this is amazing and a great view. So much history in this great little town. Quite a steep amount of stairs to get up.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I thought they could have had more displays and information for the public. Current displays are so old and neglected.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We did this tour as part of the Ghost Tour on a Friday night. The Roundhouse was great to see and to hear about it's history. My only suggestion is if you cannot climb stairs, this tour is not for you.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Roundhouse is staffed by knowledgable volunteers who are only too happy to chat about the history or point you in the right direction for a good coffee. If you time it right... you could fire the cannon. This is done at 1300 every day . The view from the gun deck takes in Fisingboat Harbour, Bathers Beach, Garden and... More 

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Roundhouse F, Manager at The Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, I hope you will come back and visit us again,. More 

Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Cool site in every sense and one that tells the story of days of yore. Bear in mind that if there's any sort of breeze coming in off the water, here it's likely to feel gale-force.

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Roundhouse F, Front Office Manager at The Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting roundhouse I am glad you enjoyed the stories, More 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A must to visit. Amazing that people lived here and great to see this slice of history is preserved.

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Roundhouse F, Front Office Manager at The Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank for your kind words. More 

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I did enjoy visiting the roundhouse, however was a little difficult locating an entrance as not much signage. I had in mind a large prison type building, similar to Fremantle Prison, but in fact is quite small. Gold coin entry is good, but perhaps could offer more visitor interaction. Very informative and well maintained.

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Roundhouse F, Front Office Manager at The Roundhouse, responded to this review

The reason why the Roundhouse was so small was that the population of the colony was only small and they did not need a bigger prison ,the cells where designed to hold from 2 to 4 prisoners depending on demand ,the max at one time held was 43 prisoners at one time. More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Roundhouse has a commanding view over the mouth of the river and visiting doesn't take long as there are not many rooms. The stories told along the walls are interesting and give a flavour of what life was like in the early days of the city. There is a set of stocks inside and visitors are welcome to give... More 

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Roundhouse F, Front Office Manager at The Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank you ,you are right about the view, I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and read some of the information in the cells. Please come back and visit again as we are upgrading the displays in the coming months. More 

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Address: Captains Lane, Arthur Head | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9336 6897
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Fremantle

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