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Address: 1 The Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 9336 9200
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09:00 - 17:00
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Wed 09:00 - 21:00
Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
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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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With only limited time available on our (unplanned) half-day train trip to Fremantle from Perth, we could only afford the time for the standard tour with our helpful guide Steven... read more

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

With only limited time available on our (unplanned) half-day train trip to Fremantle from Perth, we could only afford the time for the standard tour with our helpful guide Steven - it would have been interesting to try out one of the longer tours. Still we got to see some very interesting sights and learned a lot of important history... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You learn something new each and every time you visit this venue.....a truely 'unbelievable' piece of our history.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the "doing time" day tour which was very interesting and informative.We only had a couple of hours, but there are other tours available if you had more time. A lovely old building and an insight into the treatment of prisoners in days gone by. Particularly intrigued by the gallows exhibit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was my first time in Perth, Fremantle Prison of course is on my must-visit list. I have joined the "Doing Time" day tour (1 hour 15 mins). It is amazing. The tour guide showed you around the prison, telling you the history of it, how it got built up, how the prison kept their prisoners, and how the prisoners... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see if you are interested in really understanding Fremantle and WA. I've been to this World Heritage site twice, and I've been on the basic tour as well as the great escape tour. Still waiting for the opportunity to do the tunnel tour. The guides do an excellent job with making your experience as informative as possible while... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure of showing overseas visitors around Fremantle. The absolute highlight was the trip to the Prison and learning about our convict past - without whom Perth would not have been established due to their incredible contribution to the infrastructure in the 1850's. Terrific Tour Guide kept us entertained with local facts and stories. What a dark story... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have seen a few mconvict penitentiaries. This is so fascinating, partly because it was used up until recent years. The guide was a humourous ladies, Maxine I think. She was full of interesting facts and made the whole experience come alive. Some parts very sad, some parts just hilarious. It wasnt hard to picture in your minds eye how... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very insightful and enjoyable trip around a Western Australia historic landmark. There are 3 guided tours you can go on and I would recommend attempting all 3 in one day.

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Geraldton WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a fantastic experience. We did two tours - Doing Time and Great Escapes. Both guides were fantastic. As a kid growing up in Peth, I look back now at the prison which was only closed in 1991, being so close to houses and the general public. To hear stories of famous criminals and the history behind the prison being... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our hour here with its foreboding 5m-high walls, the old convict-era prison Daytime tour Doing Time Involved , taking in the kitchens, men's cells and solitary-confinement cells. the kids enjoyed seeing how they were first processed into prison with toeing the line, showering, receiving jail green clothes then given a cell. The cell progression in time was... More 

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