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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 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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1 The Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9336 9200
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Did the tour back in August, 2016. Tour itself was good lost of information, we have seen most of the prision and it was easy to find as we were coming from Perth.

Thank jorn t
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We did the Escapes tour with a great guide. He told many stories about former inmates which were engrossing. Think about booking on line as tours do sell out especially if there are cruises in town.

Thank TK1956
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Kept the kids engaged for over an hour on a tour, and definitely the highlight of our weekend away. A must for anyone interested in history and experience conditions in a convict prsion that went onto be a modern prison.

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The tours are great!! Try and do as many as you can... It's a great way to learn about the history of the whole prison. The escape tour is very interesting and the guides are very knowledgeable. Great place to spend the day!! Make sure...More

Thank louorange
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This prison is definitely worth a visit. Very knowledgeable tour guides. Lovely coffee shop and gift shop.

Thank 194,218
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent day out we did the doing time and great escape tours. The tours were very interesting and very good value for money. Our first guide Brett was very knowledgeable and interacted with the group. I would definitely recommend this trip.

Thank 288geri
Reviewed 7 November 2016

A must do for any Perth/Fremantle visit. Do the night tour - the atmosphere is great and the tour guides put on a great show. History oozes out of the walls!

Thank davidwrunner
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the great escapes tour here this afternoon with our guide steve. Limited time meant we had too I know one but felt like I could've done the other tour too! Steve was great so informative and never repeating himself - his knowledge was like...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 7 November 2016

It was our last day in Perth and we decided to go to the Prison during our visit to Fremantle, wasn't expecting much out of it, But I was amazing at the history of it and was so surprised to find out it only closed...More

Thank JamieY87
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We went on the day tour and it was a fun way to spend a few hours. The guide was informative and seeing the prison pretty much as it was left in 1992 when the last ones moved out made me realise how punishing it...More

Thank Kenny B
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Jessica L
19 August 2017|
Response from Leigh G | Reviewed this property |
Best to call them
ivantanks t
13 August 2017|
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Response from Carmen T | Reviewed this property |
You should be fine, the guides are very helpful, ask them any questions you have. I did doing time tour and loved it.
Katlyn S
27 March 2017|
Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Hi Katlyn, the tunnels is a soft adventure tour. To get in and out of the tunnels participants are required to climb up and down a 20m vertical ladder and row a canoe style boat during the "wet" section of the tour. The... More