We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fremantle Prison

1 The Terrace | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
(0)8 9336 9200
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 23 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
Write a Review

888 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    564
    272
    47
    5
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We have a knowledgeable and funny guide who has made the prison tour very interesting and able to catch our attention. Worth the time to visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We did the basic tour, which was very informative. I wasn't expecting this tour to be as interesting as it was. People all ages will enjoy this tour. Should have done the underground tour. maybe next time

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My brother and both our partners attended a doing time tour on the 14th of September, with it being our first visit for two of us! Our tour guide Jim was amazing! He was full of knowledge and personal stories which made the tour much more personable and interesting. He gave us the 'interactive' tour which I asked for and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The tour of the prison art was incredibly interesting, much of the art on the walls is/was made by Noonga artists, some of whom have become very well known artists in their field. The tour was made so enagaging by the informed guide Janine who has really done her research.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had interesting day in Fremantle with perfect activity in Fremantle prison tunnel tour. Highly recommend John as a guide who will tell jokes and make your tour awesome.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A trip to fremantle gaol was today's adventure and OMG it was great. Friendly guides full of stories and historical facts. We did both the day tours and although one was a large group the guide took the time to make sure no one was lagging behind and his speel was heard by all. Second tour felt like a personalised... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this review

Hello I dream i, Thank you for taking the time to provide your review of Fremantle Prison. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Doing Time and experiencing Great Escapes with us! As a World Heritage listed building, Fremantle Prison is continually managed in a way which preserves and maintains the buildings and premises for generations. Utilising some areas... More

Bribie Island, Australia
Top Contributor
274 reviews 274 reviews
113 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We chose to do the underground tunnel tour which for us seniors was quite challenging but fun. Dressed in a head to toe suit - almost like hospital surgery protective clothing, we donned lifejackets, a safety harness, crash helmet & gumboots then had a breathalyser test. We all passed. Our guide Simon was very safety conscious at all times &... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this review

Dear MaggieB75, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of Fremantle Prison and your Tunnels Tour experience. We are so pleased to hear your positive feedback regarding Simon your Tunnels Tour Guide, however it is disappointing to hear that another member of the public had such an unwelcome impact on your tour experience. As advertised our Tunnels... More

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Definitely a must do when in Perth. The prison has so much history and the tour was really interesting. Our tour guide Simon was so funny and knowledgable. They threw in a few scary moments too which was fun. I definitely recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
midlands
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

excellent day out we went on the doing time tour had an informative friendly guide perhaps would of been slightly improved if the group size wasnt so large

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I've been on the night and day tour of the prison and loved it , the tour guide done a great job making you really get the feeling of how things were when it was fulling operating .

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fremantle Prison also viewed

 
Fremantle, Greater Perth
 

Been to Fremantle Prison? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Fremantle Prison, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing