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Fremantle Prison

1 The Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9336 9200
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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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+61 8 9336 9200
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Excellent afternoon at the fremantle prison doing a convict tour. Tour guide highly informed. We've been to the prison a couple of times- every time very different. Highly recommended!!

Thank Sue K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to Freemantle twice and on the second occasion I visited the prison that was the original prison built by the convicts themselves. There are guided tours of different natures each about an hour long. These are at a minimal cost. some parts are very...More

Thank CIDERMAN1
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a terrific guide. He was funny and shared all about the convicts in this prison. Many of them were sent to prison for small infractions, like stealing bread and so on. However, Australia needed convicts to build this prison and other construction items,...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very interesting spot for sure. There are different tours offered, I think 4 in all, offering different aspects/time periods of the prison. We did 2 back to back tours which took about 3 hours, convict prison tour and behind bars tour. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a tour around the prison it lasted 1 and a half hours, our tour guide Andrew was very informative and could answer every question we had. The cost was very reasonable, there was a few stairs involved so maybe not for people with...More

2  Thank skd46
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did two morning tours - first one was about the building & convict era, second about the modern day incarceration. Both tour guides, Matthew & Justin were knowledgeable & entertaining. Would recommend this to all interested in the historical overview of this area. Fascinating...More

Thank wendy m
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FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Wendy, thank you for taking the time to review your visit. It is great to hear you had an opportunity to complete the Convict Prison and Behind Bars tours and that your guides provided an entertaining and educational experience. Justin and Matthew will be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Matthew was a great guide - very enthusiastic and informative. He gave us a good insight to what life would have been like not all that long ago!

Thank Helie1992
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great history underneath the prison. Very funny tour guide keeping us entertained. Wish we could have done more tours but we didn’t have the time.

Thank Tessie63
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FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tessie63, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your Tunnels Tour and hope to see you again for another tour on your next holiday to WA.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is a must if you are visiting Fremantle. The building is spectacular and it's great to see the inside. There are 3 tours to choose from, we did the 'behind the bars' tour and it was very interesting. Are guide Moira was...More

Thank chockycb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here with our kids its great to see that they have split up the tours because we have a young child and a Teenager so we could choose two tours that were appropriate for our kids. We learnt a lot about history and...More

Thank Therese B
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FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Therese B - Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback about the change in tour themes and we are very pleased to know this worked well for your family. It is great to hear you enjoyed your tours and we look forward...More

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suzannelL7938BV
28 December 2017|
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Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Hi SuzannelL7938BV - Unfortunately, due to safety reasons you would not be able to take part in the tour. The weight restrictions are in place due to the legal weight capacities of the harnesses used on the ladder system... More
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matsumomo
31 October 2017|
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Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Hi matsumomo - Fremantle Prison is only closed on Christmas Day (25th December) otherwise we are open daily from 9.00am - 5.00pm, and later on Wednesday and Friday evenings for Torchlight tours. Prison Day Tours run every... More
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Jessica L
19 August 2017|
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Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Hi Jessica, The Doing Time tour focuses on the history of the Prison and daily life of prisoners. As such, you will see a lot of prison cells and other areas associated with daily life. The tour is 75 minutes long. The... More
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