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Fremantle Prison

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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...more
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1 The Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had a fantastic tour of the prison with Matthew who is to commended on his early convict knowledge. There are free museums an art gallery at the prison with a well stocked cafe and gift shop . Well worth a visit on your next...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank gh67
Reviewed yesterday

Visited before it opened ay 10am, but was allowed to walk around and have a look at the museum before the tours started. Joined the "convict tour" which was extremely informative with helpful guide ready to take questions. Walked around most of the prison areas....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic experience. Great tour, very informative. Thanks to Debra our tour guide. She was great. Really interesting tour, highly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Wendy O
Reviewed 4 days ago

You must put Fremantle Prison on your list to visit. It's such a wonderful building. If you're fit a visit to the tunnels is a must. Just incredible to think the underground water supplied all of Fremantle years ago.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank momojor
Reviewed 4 days ago

So sad to be confronted with the terrible conditions. We did the Convict Tour. The guide was wonderful.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tania R
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are a number of tours available, we chose one suitable for children as we had the grandchildren with us. the staff were welcoming and friendly. the tour itself was very interesting pointing out the history of the prison, its "interesting" convicts as well as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RosMark
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Our guide, Leah, was very entertaining and knowledgeable and the whole experience was suitable for adults and my 9 year old Daughter. Thoroughly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank HelsbelsRead
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I want to come back again. Our guide was amazing super engaging and knowledgeable. The history of the place is fascinating and there are a number of tours worth doing. For kids I recommend the more recent history rather than the convict one as it...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PenelopeC2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow what an interesting place to visit. I just had time to do the "Behind the bars" tour and the tour guide was knowledgeable and full of interesting local facts. this tour took 75 mins and was well worth it. I wish I'd had the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank annemariewalters
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting insight in to the lives of inmates years ago. The tour guide provided excellent information, with a humorous side to it. The tour showed the horrific conditions and punishments that prisoners had to endure. A really good tour!

Date of experience: April 2019
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December 26, 2018|
Response from richardmM7736PS | Reviewed this property |
Behind the bars tour would be the easiest for you and the young ones to walk through and enjoy
October 24, 2018|
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Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Tunnels Tours have a duration of 2 hours 30 minutes with Prison Tours having a duration of 1 hour 15 minutes. There are a multitude of options available, depending on which of the Prison Tours you would like to do - Convict... More
September 3, 2018|
Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
We have a number of tours to choose from depending on your point of interest or how much time you want to spend at the Prison. You can choose from the following: • Convict Prison Tour • Behind Bars Tour • True Crime... More