We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fremantle Prison

1 The Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9336 9200
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Fremantle Self-Guided Audio Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tunnel tour” (241 reviews)
“night tour” (197 reviews)
“great escapes” (163 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
1 The Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9336 9200
Write a Review
Reviews (3,077)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 2,887 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Excellent tour - we thought that we would just pop in to have a look and ended up doing both the tours. It was informative, interesting and both of the tours took you to different places. You could have simply looked through the little museum...More

Thank 795rebekahw
Reviewed 3 days ago

This building is a fairly short walk from the visitor centre and, if you are at all interested in history, is well worth a guided tour. The guides have a serious yet lighthearted way of describing some of the most brutal ways in which society...More

Thank freespirit1950
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the "Doing Time Tour" and it was really nice and informative. The guide is clear in his narrative and it's very informative. Think this is the most interesting part of Fremantle and we will be back to do the other tours, like the...More

1  Thank Oliveh88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We popped in to have a look. We had two sightseeing choices. 1. A guided tour beyond the main gate for a cost. 2. A look at prison exhibits before the gate. We chose option 2 but certain the guided tour would be quite interesting...More

Thank K2K62
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the prison tour. Knowledgeable guide. Interesting history up to the present. Well maintained buildings.

Thank AHEnfield
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If the tours I have done in Australia, this has to be the best one. The guided day tour by Ian was very comprehensive and I learnt a lot about the history of the prison from the guided tour. If you are in fremantle, this...More

Thank JC19751975
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We recently completed the torchlight tour and loved it. You need to book ahead for the tour and don't get to see the entire prison but different tours show different areas. The torchlight tour was a ghost tour and the guide we had made it...More

Thank Elle B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a tour with relatives visiting from England, the tour was quite good, we were happy with it. But not very happy with the cafe at the prison, we booked 2 tours that had 30 minutes between them , so we could eat then. We...More

Thank Oldgroper1
FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Oldgroper1, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour of the Prison, but it is disappointing to hear about your experience in the café. The Convict Café is managed separately to the Prison and we have passed your review onto the café managers...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the “doing time” tour ($21) which is a guided tour for about an hour. Excellent overview of the prison and it’s history. Our guide and his family were quartered there for a period so he had some first hand stories to share. There...More

Thank JD419
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must SEE and DO! The hour and a half was not only chilling but exciting to learn about the history and (shocking) happenings behind these prison walls. The guide was an eccentric individual which adds to the excitement of our trip. Well worth the...More

Thank Margbickham
Nearby Restaurants
Manuka Woodfire Kitchen
131 reviews
.39 km away
The Raw Kitchen
288 reviews
.34 km away
The Modern Eatery House of Aburi Sushi
65 reviews
.44 km away
Fremantle Bakehouse
165 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Escape Hunt Experience Perth
317 reviews
.50 km away
Fremantle War Memorial
145 reviews
.45 km away
Fremantle Markets
1,922 reviews
.39 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
31 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Jessica L
19 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
13 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Dear ivantanks, The Doing Time tour is about 75% accessible for prams. There is one area where the tour goes up a flight of stairs, and down again - here you can leave prams (if you have them) behind to collect when you... More