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The Fremantle Round House

Captains Lane, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9336 6897
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Captains Lane, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing piece of history and an amazing location overlooking Bathers Beach and Fremantle Harbour.More

Thank Denise M
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments Denise M. Not only is it the oldest prison in Fremantle, it is also the oldest public building in Western Australia and, for that reason, is a particularly important treasure in the fabric of Fremantle. The location for the gaol/jail...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a quaint little old building. Not much to see but so much history to learn about. Entrance is free and it's open until 3.30pm. Must visit for history buffs!More

Thank glowbernmonette
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

Purpose built as a gaol (jail) it is the oldest public building still standing in Western Australia glowbernmonette and we hope you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your comments. Our displays will inform visitors of the history of the Round House but our volunteer...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to the Roundhouse many times over the years. Apart from its historical significance it's a top spot to view the ocean and Fremantle Harbour. A cannon goes off at 1pm daily to signify the time for shipping. Good fun day out with great fish...More

Thank paulwtbbachman
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

Keep an eye on developments at the Round House in the coming months paulwtbbachman as you will hopefully see our displays being upgraded for the benefit of all visitors. Remember too that visitors are always welcome to apply to act as our Honorary Gunner and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History buffs and folks who love a great ocean view will be blown away by this historic fremantle landmark.More

Thank lukefreeman88
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments lukefreeman88 I doubt that the colonists who chose Arthur Head to build what is now the oldest public building in Western Australia considered the wonderful views. Their aim was to demonstrate their domination and authority over the newly established...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fremantle Round house is one of the oldest structures remaining from the colonial era. It is a sort of tower with a hole in the middle. It was used to get things off the beach when Perth did not have a port. It was...More

Thank Jeffry B
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

We hope you enjoyed your visit Jeffry B The Fremantle Round House is indeed the oldest remaining public building in Western Australia and it was built by the colonial settlers soon after their arrival in 1829 when they established the Swan River Colony. The 'hole'...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fremantle Roundhouse is the oldest public building in the State of Western Australia. Opened in January 1831, just 18 months after settlement, it was built to hold any person convicted of a crime in the settlement and was used until 1886. It offers great...More

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Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments kobusm913 Were you able to attend the firing of the 1.00pm cannon from the gun deck to the west of the Round House? Visitors are invited to act as our Honorary Gunner and fire the cannon on the day. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in 1850. A great place to visit. Views from the top are beautiful. Entry is free and very close to town centre. There are many posters, etc, to explain the history and the volunteers are extremely good. They know their stuff and their enthusiasm...More

Thank John V
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit to the Fremantle Round House John V and that you found our wonderful volunteer Guides helpful - they surely are assets! When the colonists chose the Arthur Headland to erect the gaol (jail) soon after their arrival in1829 (the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fascinating building located in a fabulous position overlooking Bathers' Beach and out to the entrance of Swan River and beyond. It was built by convicts in 1831, making it the oldest building in Western Australia and it was used for many years...More

Thank Kiwibird248
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

Purpose built as a gaol (jail) by the colonial settlers who arrived in 1829, predating the arrival of the transported convicts in 1850, the Fremantle Round House is indeed the oldest extant public building in Western Australia. The colonial settlers chose the high point in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The round house was built in 1829. It was a jail. The building is small. It is well maintained. The volunteers do a good job. It is free ( a small donation is appreciated).More

Thank charles6346
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

Purpose built as a gaol (jail) by the colonial settlers soon after their arrival in 1829, the Fremantle Round House served the colony until the arrival of transported convicts who first arrived in 1850. The Round House was far too small to accommodate them and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to park just below the Old Round House and walked up to it. The views of the bay from the top are spectacular and the history of the 'monument' is very interesting.More

Thank SunshineRob
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments SunshineRob The history of the Fremantle Round House is indeed interesting. It was purpose built as a gaol (jail) by the colonial settlers soon after their arrival in 1829 and served the Swan River Colony from the high point in the...More

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