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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A great tour where we were given 'inside ' treatment and a small taste of the life of a convict..maybe even a ghostly sighting..even the cynics amongs't us weren't sure!!!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

prison! the place that scares everyone and actually I did not expect it would be interesting. But the tour-guide made me change my mind as soon as I crossed the threshold as the tour was exciting, and I discovered lots of facts which you realize by seeing with your own eyes not by only reading a book. Come. Feel. Sigh... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

You have a choice of 3 tours and we chose the 1 1/2 hour tour which took us through the reception area and the process used to welcome new inmates. Then across the yard to A division cells and outside eating area and exercise yard. This division remains the same as when it was built and is pretty raw and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this tour, it took 3 hours to complete the full tour. Our Tour guide was extremely informative and very patient with the children and push chair, (there are lot of stairs and walking.) it was good to have lunch at the cafe in between the two tours.

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Bathurst, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We did the "Doing Time" and "Great Escape" tours with the same guide.Both tours were very interesting and did not really replicate each other so we learnt new stuff on both tours.We had a meal in the cafe after the tours. The meals were very good and very good value as well.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Underground tour, really funny guide that takes you round, meet new friends, walk in very small tunnels though water etc. really interesting tour, learn a lot about the history, go in little boats, great activity and lots of fun.

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

Hi EmmaJane261 Fremantle Prison prides itself on delivering excellent customer service, so it is particularly disappointing to receive a report of this nature. To help us promptly address this issue, can you please advise contact me directly at marketing@fremantleprison.com.au to advise the day and date you visited? Please accept our apologies for your negative experience. We are very pleased that... More

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

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

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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