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“History revisited in a truly fascinating fashion.”
Review of Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison
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Fremantle Self-Guided Audio Tour
Ranked #2 of 98 things to do in Fremantle
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Fremantle prison is a must for all holiday makers visiting the Perth area.
Upon arrival you're greeted by prison guards who inform you that you will be taking part in a full prison experience. This includes lining up and learning the 'do's and don'ts' of prison life.
It truly is a wonderful morning or afternoon filled with interesting and thought provoking facts and information.
I'm a Perth resident and never hesitate to take a visitor to the Prison.
The only down side is that the tour doesn't last a little longer. It would be nice to have the opportunity to spend a little time exploring the grounds after the guided tour has finished.
Some moments on the tour can be quite confronting and almost a little harrowing. Be prepard.

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The prisoners built it themselves. When brought over from England they had to build their own live in cells. Women on one end, men and children, young as 9, on the other. Cells very small 4x6 maybe. Grounds nice but razor wire scares me.

Thank 541Jerry
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Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

I visited Fremantle Prison on one of the day tours (the one that leaves on the hour) and had a great time with our guide Katie. She knew a ton about the history of the prison and welcomed other questions and still had all the answers. Very interesting, especially that it was still a functioning prison in the 1990's despite the awful conditions. They have a night tour as well, and tunnel tours which would be very interesting but this one covered all the basics and an overview of its history very well! Highly recommend!

Thank Asheps
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Shocking that this prison still operated in 1990! We only did the basic tour but there are also night tours

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Really enjoyed the visit to the prison, wasnt expecting too much but was nicely suprised. Paul was an excellant tour guide. Dont visit Perth without visiting Freo.

Thank Lis_2Kelly
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