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The Fremantle Round House: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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The Fremantle Round House is the oldest public building in Western Australia, purpose built as a gaol (jail) when the Swan River Colony was first settled. Volunteer Guides are available to share the history of the Round House with visitors and the...more
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Captains Lane, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there today with the grandchildren and enjoyed it immensely. The volunteer guide was great with the kids. It is a must when in Fremantle.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Judy H
Round_House_Freo, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so glad you had fun at the Round House. Our guides love to give families happy memories to go home with. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Set at the top of the hill in Fremantle, this historic building is worth a visit for just a gold coin donation.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MumTheOrganiser
Round_House_Freo, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Fremantle Round House. We appreciate your feedback and will pass on the comments to our dedicated volunteer heritage guides. Thank you for taking the time to write a comment. All enquiries and bookings should be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a surprise this was. Thought we’d just check this site out. Entry is by gold coin donation. The visual displays have something for the young and old. As history buffs we were still able to learn something new about Fremantle. There’s hands on activities...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Round_House_Freo, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your comment and we are glad you were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed your visit to the Fremantle Round House. We appreciate your feedback and will pass on the comments to our friendly guides. We hope you will visit again soon! All enquiries...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very eager guides offering interesting info. Fascinating and hilarious letters from a visiting ships captainMore

Date of experience: September 2019
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Round_House_Freo, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so glad you found our guides eager to pass on the history of the Fremantle Round House. We will pass on your comments. Thank you for taking the time to write a comment, and come again soon! All enquiries and bookings should be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stood and watched as the sun slid slowly below the horizon. Gorgeous colours on a still night. Lots of restaurants nearby.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Stew54
Round_House_Freo, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your comment and we agree it is a spectacular view looking at Bathers' Beach in one direction and the mouth of the Swan River to the right. We hope you had a lovely meal at one of the fabulous restaurants...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Freemantle has so much history, and this is yet another great place. Only costs a couple of dollars. If you get there at the right time, you get to see and hear the cannon go off. Also a great vantage point for some amazing art...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Round_House_Freo, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Fremantle Round House. Our daily 1pm cannon firing ceremony is certainly not to be missed and it's great to hear you enjoyed it! As well as the amazing art along the way, Glen Cowan's photography...More

Reviewed August 5, 2019

What an interesting little building. Dating from the 1830's it still stands proud on the headland above Bathers Beach. Worth a visit.More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Round_House_Freo, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Fremantle Round House and enjoyed learning some of the history from our knowledgeable volunteer guides as well as the view over Bathers Beach! We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

A great vantage spot to overlook Fremantle and some of the Marina. Staff working inside very helpful and knowledgable when questions are asked. A good little spot to fill in a hour or so with kids and just for the views alone it was well...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Round_House_Freo, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Fremantle Round House and enjoyed learning some of the history from our knowledgeable volunteer guides as well as enjoying the surrounding views. It's also great to hear that your kids enjoyed the visit after the...More

Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

Came here during the day was a quick look around, the views were beautiful and definitely lovely to sit down and enjoy the scenery for a few minutes

Date of experience: July 2019
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Round_House_Freo, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Fremantle Round House as well as the surrounding views! We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to write to us. All enquiries and bookings should be made via email at enquiries@fremantleroundhouse.com.au

Reviewed July 13, 2019

Pity it's an early closer ! Walked up to the round house, got the gold coins out, sorry, closing ? Staffed by volunteers so can't be too harsh. While missing the interior we still enjoyed the area, tunnel & beach views. A nice little spot...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Skeney57
Round_House_Freo, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

We are sorry you missed out on this occasion, but so glad you enjoyed your visit to the area and surrounding views. The Fremantle Round House is open daily from 10.30am - 3.30pm, except for Christmas Day & Good Friday. We hope you will be...More

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Britt B
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Response from Round_House_Freo | Property representative |
Hi Britt, The only UNESCO Heritage Site in Fremantle is the Fremantle Prison, which we can highly recommend! The Fremantle Round House is the oldest public building in Western Australia, purpose built as a gaol in 1831. The... More
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