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Address: 1 The Terrace | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9336 9200
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09:00 - 21:00
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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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Interesting visit

Well worth an hour and half. Guide was very informative and funny. The night time tour would be worth taking but no time.

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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth an hour and half. Guide was very informative and funny. The night time tour would be worth taking but no time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour guide Simon was awesome! We had him for both the doing time tour and the great escape tour. Very informative, funny, engaging and definitely worth doing. Can't believe it housed prisoners until 1991!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Did the Doing Time Tour, what a great experience such value for money. Our tour guide Simon was fantastic and entertaining with lots of interesting history details.

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Wow. Two adults and a teenager, absolutely loved the tour. An hour and 15 was the perfect length, there was a different tour starting just after ours finished if you wanted to explore more of the buildings. The story and history was very interesting, the untouched cells and offices were able to give us a great incite into the conditions.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family of 4 went to this tour on 30 Nov, 9.15pm the last night tour slot at Fremantle Prison. What a great experience touring the prison grounds at night, learning the history of it, getting some little scares along the way, including hearing some ghost stories.... The guide, Simon, was very entertaining, able to build rapport with the group... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of the Fremantle Prison is a must see for her history the way the prisoners live in harsh compere as today conditions

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The Fremantle prison tour is interesting enough but is too long. It has been subdivided into two tours: “Doing time” and “Great escapes.” We all felt the tours were somewhat redundant and ended up taking too much time at about 1:15 each. They could be combined into a single 1:30 tour. That being said, the prison is worth a visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 'Doing Time' tour and learned about the prisoners' daily life in jail. We got to see different parts of the prison, the solitary confinement cells and execution rooms were super spooky! Our guide, Justin, was very knowledgeable, informative and funny. He shared interesting story and historical facts about the convicts. In overall, we and our 10 y.o.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We journeyed to Fremantle from Perth, taking the train to the Fremantle station. From there we walked to the prison. Visitors are allowed access to the immediate grounds, but to access other (most) areas, a $20 ticket must be purchased to be part of a tour. We spent maybe 90 minutes here, which was mostly due to the hour tour.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here twice. It is a must-visit for people from overseas or interstate. The tour guides are always knowledgeable and helpful. The night tours are probably the best; you get a sense of the horror it was for the prisoners.

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