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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
+61 8 9336 9200
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We visited the prison today and we went on the ‘Behind Bars’ tour which looks at the more modern era of the prison history from 1887 to 1991. The tour guide was brilliant, he was entertaining and gave a detailed tour. We visited many different...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the tour of the prison where we learnt about its history. The guide was extremely interesting and informative and we were given a vivid picture of the grim conditions endured by prisoners there - right up to 1991. A very worthwhile experience.

Thank CathyC48
Reviewed 4 days ago

This prison was built between 1852 and 1859 and has a wall all around it and barbed wire. It was world heritage listed in 2010 and is a state registered place. There are noprisoners there and it is well worth a visit but it is...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We only had time for 1 tour of the prison quarters, very Interesting to see how the lived & the manual work that was involved. Great Guides.

Thank 2017-Judi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Fremantle prison is a not-to-be-missed tour. Our guide Christie managed to be funny and serious at the same time in giving us a view of what life was like in the prison.

Thank MarcoP0lo
FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi MarcoP0lo - thank you for letting us know about your experience. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with Christie. She is a passionate and enthusiastic guide who will be so happy to know you enjoyed her tour.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did two of the tours consecutively and were captivated by the stories relayed to us by the guides. It is amazing that these man not only had to endure months at sea to reach Australia but they then had to build their own prison!...More

Thank 333clare
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the guided tour ‘behind the bars’ seeing the cells and gallows. The guide was brilliant and it was well worth the admission price of 22 Australian dollars.

Thank barrymburke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic tour of the prison. Exceeded all my expectations and gave you a good feel of what life was like in the prison. World heritage listed site. Our tour guide Ian was very accommodating and very knowledgeable and made it an enjoyable experience. There...More

Thank Meakz
FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Meakz - thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with Ian, he will be so happy to hear this. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Are you claustrophobic, scared of heights, and/or the dark? Then this tour is for you!! Seriously, don't not do it because you think you will be scared. I sometimes get claustrophobic but I didn't feel it at all and another guy on our tour was...More

Thank bregina28
FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi bregina28 - what a fantastic review of your visit. It is so great to hear you enjoyed your Tunnels Tour with Chris. He is a wonderful and engaging Guide who often goes above and beyond for his tour participants. Thank you for letting us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting tour of a recently active state prison, extremely helpful and thorough tour guide who went out of his way to make us welcome

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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
4 September 2018|
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Response from sarah g | Reviewed this property |
We booked when we got there. There are about 4 different types of tour, so you may wish to look if there is anything on their website so you can time your visit accordingly. We just turned up and took the first available... More
9 July 2018|
Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Hi KathB35, unfortunately the stairs inside Fremantle Prison are open, however there are railings and additional netting installed. As an alternative, the Behind Bars tour is entirely on the ground floor of the Main Cell... More