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Fremantle Prison

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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Fremantle Prison when we went to Perth last November and what an amazing and interesting place to visit. The history is so interesting and to see what the prisoners conditions were and what they had to endure way back then and what they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mandtcomber
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a view into the past. It has a surreal feeling. Just wish i could have experienced all the tours on offer here.Will just have to come back this is an awesome place and we had a fantastic tour guide.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Leona C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are 3 main tours of the prison. They seem to have split them up to squeeze afew more dollars out of you. The tours do seem to over lap & all do the same thing. I did the convict tour. I think the tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank deanoc433
Reviewed 4 days ago

The prison is on Unesco's world heritage site list so it is well worth a visit. It is a good way to be reminded about when the Brits came to Australia and why.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anette12345
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a great experience and insight to Fremantle & W.A’s convict history. Book in advance and don’t walk 1km out of town only to find booked out for hours of tours in advance and then you have to go back. Highly recommend if you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lukesmith
Reviewed 6 days ago

Simon took us on an interesting Behind Bars tour of the prison. this involved quite a number of facts, done with a sense of humour and sensitivity towards the children who were on the tour (especially when we had the option go into the gallows)....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Helen J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Did the Convict Tour and Behind Bars tour. Both tours were very informative and worth the time and money

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GabCig
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the Convict Prison Tour which took about 1hour 15 minutes.The guide was excellent and made the tour both interesting and informative. Seeing the conditions that the convicts experienced and hearing the accounts of life within the prison together with stories of the lives...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hilary G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are three different tours plus an underground tour . Tours cost $22 or are discounted to two,three tours which are a better vaule tours are from when prison ess built to when it closed . Tours go for 1 hour 15mins underground is about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank F5438LQmichaels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a torchlight tour with guide Janine last night and it was brilliant!! She had the most amazing knowledge and sense of humour. I would recommend not taking children younger than 12 as the stories are quite disturbing. The prison is fascinating and we only...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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27 December 2018|
Response from richardmM7736PS | Reviewed this property |
Behind the bars tour would be the easiest for you and the young ones to walk through and enjoy
24 October 2018|
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Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Tunnels Tours have a duration of 2 hours 30 minutes with Prison Tours having a duration of 1 hour 15 minutes. There are a multitude of options available, depending on which of the Prison Tours you would like to do - Convict... More
4 September 2018|
Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
We have a number of tours to choose from depending on your point of interest or how much time you want to spend at the Prison. You can choose from the following: • Convict Prison Tour • Behind Bars Tour • True Crime... More