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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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I really enjoyed the tour of Fremantle prison. I did both "The great escape" and "Doing Time" tours with each lasting around 1hr 15min with a half hour break in between. We had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the tour of Fremantle prison. I did both "The great escape" and "Doing Time" tours with each lasting around 1hr 15min with a half hour break in between. We had a mocha at the little cafe which looked great but was not really what I expected. It was more like a dessert than a coffee. Our tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Very good presentation from our prison "guard" tour guide. This is a well organised tour, timely, informative and historic. Goes back to convict times and shows just how cruel man can be to others.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I participated in the Tunnels Tour with our guide, Sarah. I can't tell you how much fun this tour was! Our tour group only had 4 other people in it, which ended up being a great size since we never had to wait around long for fellow group members. The tour began with a brief history of... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The tour we went on was conducted by a guide who had previously been a prison warder and he was full of information about the previous "residents". We are W.A. people and we were fascinated by the stories he told of infamous criminals who had been locked up in the prison. The "death cells" and the executin area (hanging) were... More 

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Parkes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great tour on a Friday night, a bit pricey but overall enjoyed the experience, hearing about past inmates and the 'role play' of the tour guides.

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essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great morning out different tours for every one starting different times great guides explaining in detail well worth the visit then into Fremantle for some shopping great shops too.plenty of restaurants and cafés.

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Hyden, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visited fremantle prison and did both of the grounds tours. We found it fun and very informative and both myself and my partner came away feeling like we learnt a lot! Our 4 year old daughter enjoyed walking around the prison also. Our tour guide was just fantastic and told the stories very well, she was extremely knowledgeable. We... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

What can I say overcame a few fears today really amazed at the tour the tour guide was very enthusiastic and knows her stuff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Been here twice now, so good, definitely worth the visit, parking right by, walking distance to the centre of Freo, very good tour guide, so fascinating!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A great day with family, excellent tour with plenty of information which made it extremely interesting. Very friendly and informative tour guides. Would recommend any one to visit.

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