Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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mazhad
Sydney135 contributions
Fascinating history
Jun. 2021
Loved our visit to the prison particularly because my Great grandfather had spent some time here in the early 1900s.
Written 13 July 2021
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Meg
Gold Coast, Australia22 contributions
Informative and fun
Jul. 2021
World heritage listed building and the place of Past present history in WA penal system incl recent riots!
Written 2 July 2021
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laura d
Lancashire, UK5 contributions
Ian is the best!
Jun. 2021 • Couples
I had the best time on the tour at Fremantle Prison and for me, it’s one of the best things I’ve done in Australia (maybe a bit keen on history lol) I did two separate tours, one that focused on the beginning of the Prison and the convicts, and the second explained life in the prison until 91. It was so interesting and our guide Ian was brilliant, really informative and told the best stories! Thank you again Ian for a wonderful experience.
Written 26 June 2021
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Jenna R
Queanbeyan, Australia14 contributions
Highly recommended - great tour!!
Jun. 2021 • Friends
The Fremantle Prison torchlight tour is a must-do! We had so much fun, and the little surprises throughout made it one of the best activities we did on our WA holiday. Thanks to our great guide!! Highly recommended!
Written 23 June 2021
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Martybossy
Port Kennedy, Australia206 contributions
Interesting tour
May 2021 • Family
We did the convict tour last Sunday. The staff and tour guide are very passionate and friendly. The tour through the building was impressive and the stories our guide told us were interesting. Will definitely be back for other tours. Recommended.
Written 21 June 2021
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Morgan G
Papamoa, New Zealand20 contributions
Very interesting
Jun. 2021
Very much enjoyed touring Freemantle Prison. We did the convict tour and enjoyed it so much we returned 2 days later to do the Behind Bards and True Crime. Had a different tour guide for each and found them all informative, entertaining and passionate. I also loved their dry sense of humor which added to the experience. So interesting learning all about various aspects of the prison and prisoners. Would love to come back to do the torchlight tour and the tunnels
Written 14 June 2021
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Slavende
72 contributions
Definitely recommend the Torchlight Tour
May 2021 • Friends
Did the Torchlight tour this evening and it was by far the best of any of the similar tours I have done. The guide was great, the while tour was amazing
Written 11 June 2021
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Rosanna S
1 contribution
Unforgettable afternoon behind bars!
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Behind Bars & True Crime tours - excellent afternoon at Fremantle Prison. Our tourguide Debbie was ourstanding. So passionate and informative, and very engaging. Encouraged and answered our endless questions. Would highly recommend the two tours, as together they give you a tour of the prison as well as specific stories that bring the place to life. We went mid-late afternoon and it was great seeing the sunset behind prison walls. Incredible to experience the gallows and inside the cells in particular. Great to see Sarah working on the restored prison gardens, amazing that the produce goes to local charities. Honestly couldn’t recommend Fremantle Prison enough, will definitely be returning for the tunnel tour - hopefully we get Debbie again!!

- Debbie’s number 1 English and Canadian fans
Written 3 June 2021
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Liv
Newcastle, Australia13 contributions
Well worth a visit!!
May 2021 • Family
Well worth a visit! We did the Behind Bars Tour and it was very informative tour. Our guide was excellent and quite knowledgeable! We used an Entertainment voucher also without any problems!
Written 31 May 2021
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Brooke I Reilly
Glenbrook, Australia42 contributions
Interesting Tour
May 2021 • Couples
Really enjoyed the Convict Tour, Christie our guide was extremely passionate and told a great story keeping us all engaged from the beginning to the end. Highly recommend!!
Written 20 May 2021
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Fremantle Prison is open:
  • Wed - Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat - Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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