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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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We were in the mood for a bit of adventure, so we did the tunnels tour at freo prison. The tour went for about 2.5 hours and was mostly underground. The tour guide was extremely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We were in the mood for a bit of adventure, so we did the tunnels tour at freo prison. The tour went for about 2.5 hours and was mostly underground. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the prison and was very enthusiastic and animated. We loved her enthusiasm, but just wished she was a bit quieter and employed the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Very interesting information given by our guide, a bit disappointed our guide wasn't an Aussie thou, amazing history of the prison and Fremantle, very brutal!

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Lacombe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Wow! Our guide, Sarah, had everybody enthralled with her account of the history and operation of the prison. I have never been on a tour where people listened so intently and reflected so much, even the kids. Looking at the conditions prisoners lived under, right up to 1991, was a very disturbing experience, as was Sarah's vivid description of the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is such an interesting part of WA History. I remember when it was still in use in the 1980s which defies belief. The conditions are primitive to say the least. No tellys for these guys. The tour guides really know their stuff. It is a must see. The night tour is haunting and worth it. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A must see in Fremantle, we went with the family and was a great experience. We did two of the tours and had wonderful guides, the staff were friendly and informative, overall it was a great experience and definitely worth visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Decommissioned less than 25 years ago as I write this prison is both large and imposing. There are a range of tours you can take and they are really informative. Depending on which one you take you'll get to spend a fair bit of time looking around the place, seeing how the prisoners lived and getting insights into daily life... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We went on a tour of fremantle prison which proved to be much more interesting (not to mention a little disturbing) than you might think. The guide was excellent and played the part of a prison warder. The memory of the gallows where people were hanged will live with me. I would recommend this tour if you visit Fremantle.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A great place to visit. I did two of the tours & the guide was very informative & threw in a few jokes too! Worth the visit.

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ballyknockan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

What can I say, honestly I had the best day here, & I've done a lot of tours around the world & this has to be the most stress free one ever :) rang in the morning, booked in, picked up my ticket inside the door, to be greeted by the nicest staff with a genuine interest in what they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Had a fabulous tour today of the tunnels. Sarah our guide was terrific , we learnt so much , we enjoyable day. Thanks Sarah.

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