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Address: 1 The Terrace | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9336 9200
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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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One of the sites amongst the few world heritage sites. It's a must visit place if you are visiting Perth. Best part is the way it is still narratives l maintained and the guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the sites amongst the few world heritage sites. It's a must visit place if you are visiting Perth. Best part is the way it is still narratives l maintained and the guide who gives you the tour. You will get to learn a lot right from their schedule to the most dangerous punishments they were awarded.

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Guildford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did the 'Doing Time' tour, our tour guide Colin was amazing, made the whole experience exciting, funny, educating and all round enjoyable! Would recommend to anyone and would even go again! :)

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly 'jailor' to bring you through the place, & help share with you the history of the prison, & in fact the history of WA. You get to learn some interesting trivia as well. Good chance to go to prison without being locked up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Fremantle Prison Torch Tour was excellent. The stories told were interesting and very entertaining. Simon the tour guide was fantastic and was a real laugh. Definitely worth the visit day or night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Theres just something about guided tours that annoys me, wish you could be free to explore this historical building. I like being free to take photos and talk freely with companions. With that being said, i imagine everyones photos are quite generic as we all have to shuffle through the same motions. The guides are informative and friendly. I hear... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fremantle Prison is a must visit. How many times can you tour a prison? Very insightful and yet a bit creepy at times. The Doing Time and Great Escapes tour last for about two and a half hours in total, if you are short on time I will highly recommend the Doing Time tour. It is about 5 - 10... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a choice of 3 tours that you can do. The tunnel tour under the prison sounded interesting but went for two hours so we gave it a miss and went for the general prison tour. Very interesting. Our guide had a very rehearsed skirt that he worked to but the jokes still seemed to work. He got a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our trip here.Lots to see,lots of history and still in excellent condition.If you go you will learn what the following expressions really mean...! Cats got your tongue, and 2..Not enough room to swing a cat.!..

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour was spooky, informative, fun. Very popular, best to book ahead. The guide had a lot of information to share.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour prove an absolute education. Recomended as it really is an eye opener as to treatment of prisoners in Australia.

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