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Fremantle Prison

1 The Terrace | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Fremantle
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia’s premier tourist attractions and the only World Heritage listed building in the State.The Prison was... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went on two tours on the one day and couple of weeks ago and both were very interesting. I'm very into history and I love this kind of thing. However, when we were on our "Great Escapes" tour there were more people on tour than should have been according to their computer system or whatever. Our tour guide contacted... More

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adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Worth the visit, our family did the 'Doing Time' tour, our tour guide was full of info and happy to answer all questions that were asked of him. Great historical tourist location

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Have you ever wanted to pretend that you were in the movie The Goonies? If so the tunnel tour is for you! Suit up, pull on a harness, climb down the stairs into the tunnels that run under the prison, wade through the waters, and turn off your headlamps while traveling underground by boat. It really is as great an... More

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

had a fabulous time here with my other half. The gentleman who did our tour had so much knowledge and could answer any question. We both found it to be very insightful and a great experience. Hoping to go and do the night tour some time!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Our Guide John was a very entertaining guide to our Fremantle Prison visit. He explained all the stations a prisoner must go trough. John was hilarious at some stations but quiet and respectful where it fits. Very recomended

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FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this review

Hi Dirk, It is so great to hear you enjoyed your visit to Fremantle Prison. We will certainly pass your review onto John who will be very pleased to know he kept you informed and entertained. Hopefully we'll see you at the Prison again. More

Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You walk (Crouched) through sections of of tunnels under the prison then explore the submerged passageways on a boat. Its loads of fun and much better if you go in a smaller group. There is a ladder involved to access the tunnels. You need to pass a breath test before you can go down. Safety equipment provided. Tours can run... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Just do it, fascinating. The tour guide, was informative and enthusiastic. the building and the history is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We toured the prison, which was remarkably well led by a learned and friendly tour guide. This is one great experience and is a must see for all Australians. The role playing and spookiness added to a fantastic tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A must do when visiting Freo, The Guides were amazing on both tours and really got you involved in the history and understanding of the place.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This attraction is amazing and to go beneath the prison and travel through the prisoner made tunnels is awesome. We received tickets as a present and is one of the best gifts. There is no rush on this tour which allows for questions and answers of the guides. It was a history I hadn't been aware of and worth knowing.

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