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Address: 1 The Terrace | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9336 9200
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Description: Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia’s premier tourist attractions...
Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia’s premier tourist attractions and the only World Heritage listed building in the State.The Prison was built by convicts in the 1850s and was used as a place of incarceration for almost 140 years. With solitary cells and gallows Fremantle Prison is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent. Fremantle Prison now holds the key to history, mystery and fun. Step inside and do time with experienced guides on a fascinating Prison Day Tour. Explore the labyrinth of tunnels 20m beneath the Prison by foot and by boat on a Tunnels Tour adventure. Feeling brave? Delve into the darker side of the Prison’s history on an eerie Torchlight Tour.
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This is a must when in Fremantle. We were not sure of which tour to do but just did the hour tour which cost $20.00. It is crazy to think this prison was still operating in 1991

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is a must when in Fremantle. We were not sure of which tour to do but just did the hour tour which cost $20.00. It is crazy to think this prison was still operating in 1991

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Northcliffe, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Loved this Tunnel Tour. Joined our guide Tristan on Saturday 1st August, very entertaining, informative, soft adventure tour. Tristan is a credit to the Freo Prison, he kept us engaged for the 2 1/2 hour tour with his friendly, personable banter and the terrible dad jokes (and I had to look up Disco Fritz and his Sauerkrauts on youtube after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Took the option of the torchlight tour and really enjoyed it. Considering the history of the attraction and the stories of ghosts in the building the cold rainy night added to the atmosphere. Our tour guide was very animated and extremely knowledgeable about the prison. There were a few surprises but I wont spoil the experience you will find out,... More 

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orlando, florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I went on a night time torchlit tour of this prison in July. The tour takes about 2 hours and it was an amazing thing to do. It makes you thing of the way prisoners were treated in the 1800's, living in cells for 23 hours a day with no electricity, running water or internet. Makes you really appreciate the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I did the 'Doing Time Tour'. Other tour options are available. I went around the Visitor Centre and Gift Shop whilst awaiting the start of the tour. A guide ringing a bell signified the start of each tour. 200,000 people visit a year. Pros: -Informative tour highlighting the harshness of prison life. Our guide - James - was quite a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Did the under ground tour with Richard as the guide , what an asset to the tour . What a feat of engineering for its time . Nice to see the attention to detail on safety during the tour and worth doing if you have the time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We did the tunnels tour late in the afternoon (3:25 booking) and are kicking ourselves for not touring the whole facility beforehand, as it was too dark afterwards. Maybe the tour of the tunnels could include a guided tour of the whole facility beforehand :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We are very interested in history so the visit to Fremantle was a must do for us and it did not disappoint. It was great value at $20 and is also in the Entertainment book for locals. There are a number of tours available and discounts are given if you book on more than one tour (which doesn't have to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited WA for a month recently. This was the best thing I done. I found it difficult to come across anything remotely cultural in WA, but the tour here was fantastic. I would definitely recommend it even if your not normally into this sort of thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A guided tour is an absolute "must do" for everyone, young and old. The guides will keep it going and know how to "entertain" the customers. It was informative and fun to do. Our tour took about an hour and after that we want to do another one (we did not because of the amount of time we had left... More 

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Address: 1 The Terrace | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9336 9200
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Fremantle
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Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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