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Address: 1 The Terrace | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9336 9200
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Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Tunnel tour :)

Went on the 2.40pm tunnel tour that was conducted by Steve. Very good informations and Steve was full of fun facts and great humour! Loved being on a boat in the tunnels but be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had a tour ticket as part of a package. Scheduling meant that while I stopped to visit I really did not want to use my limited time on the tour. I approached staff and politely asked simply what I was able to see without going on the tour. He looked at my ticket and told me how to take... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went on the 2.40pm tunnel tour that was conducted by Steve. Very good informations and Steve was full of fun facts and great humour! Loved being on a boat in the tunnels but be careful it is quite physical - you have to go down some ladders and climb them backs afyer and once inside the tunnels it's quite low... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The prison looked really old and grand from the outside. Looks great. Parking was easy,too. Location wasn't bad as well. The tour we took was the one where we had a tour of the whole building. The tour guide was really funny 😁 Be warned for those who have little children or are scaredy-cats: there's a execution place. Wooooo. Ghosts...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to fremantle for night tour and we really had good and scary time . Guide was amazing and this prison is have different parts where you will get to know about the lives of prisoners and they have actors to scare you and it will make your experience memorable

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Thank bhavneet1991
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have reservations about doing a prison tour, don't be. The Fremantle Prison tour was an enjoyable, eye-opening experience. We did the "Doing Time" tour. Our guide that day was Ben who's very knowledgeable and he explained clearly on its history. He even had some demonstrations on what the inmates went through. You're really kind of brought to the... More 

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Thank AfiqKhali
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The visit to Fremantle Prison is always going to be well worth your time and effort, conducted by ex prison guards who have a number of stories available nowhere else. If you have the time a visit to the underground catacombs is also a added experience.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful experience we took friends from overseas to visit Fremantle prison. any of the tours were excellent including the night tour which is a must! the staff were brilliant really entertaining and knowledgeable . highly recommend it to anyone, any age. 10/10

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As fremantle was built on convict labour it was good to see what conditions were like for them. There are three different tours so check which suits you. You can combine them. The guides make it fun and do a great job of taking you back through the ages. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It used to be a serious place that contains lots of revolutionary history. Through visiting the prison, we know more about human rights, racial equality and most importantly, the progress of civilization.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked the "Doing Time" tour and were surprised at how fascinating and interesting the tour was. Our tour guide, Janine, was amazing, so knowledgeable and friendly and really made our visit. I would highly recommend a tour of the prison to everyone - its a definite must see in WA.

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