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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
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Reviewed yesterday

I was one of the earliest visitors to the prison when it opened to the public in the early 90s and have been numerous times. It has remained a must to visit whenever I have out of state/overseas guests ... until now! We opted for...More

Thank Annette C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had an incredible visit to the prison which is world heritage listed. Thanks Christie for bringing the place alive for us on our tour - you were great. The history was so interesting - hard to believe there were still prisoners there until 1991....More

Thank Gillian H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Did the night time tour of the prison which was very interesting. Incredible artwork in some of the cells. Staff were first class.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We only did one of the many tours available. The prison is World Heritage listed. Built by the convicts in 1850 to 1855, the tour is worth every cent. To hear the history of the place.

Thank Emil P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the torchlight tour, our guide was cool, actors jumping out of dark places were great. Cafe was open late for a drink afterwards, good gift shop

Thank Addie1960
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I very much enjoyed the Tunnels Tour. It was quite different from any other tour I've done. Our tour guide, Chris, was entertaining and helped make this tour more enjoyable and gave us some good laughs. Who knew that climbing down the ladders, walking in...More

Thank Danielle G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just did the Convict and Behind Bars tours back to back with my 8 yo son. Both were excellent and highly recommended. Both tour guides were engaging and interesting and kept my son listening for the whole 3.5 hours!! They had some great stories...More

Thank Karen M
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FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Karen, thank you for taking the time to submit your review. We are so pleased to hear you completed a Prison Tour Package and that that our guides kept the interest of both you and your son. The Prison is such a fascinating place...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are over from the UK visiting my sister who lives in Perth. She had been to the prison before and I have got to say, I wasn’t overly that excited to go not being crazy on history. John (the most amazing Simon Pegg look...More

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FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi rwills2018 – thank you for reviewing your visit. It is absolutely fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to the Prison and tour with Brett, especially considering your initial hesitation. John often gets the Simon Pegg comparison, and he no doubt would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good day out, not too expensive. Has a cafe onsite, and a gift shop. Must purchase a tour to enter the actual prison.

Thank Gayle J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do tour, our guide Stephen was fantastic, very friendly and very knowledgeable. We had plenty of time to explore cells and other areas and ask questions. One of the best tours we have been on.More

Thank AustraliaTilly
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FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi AustraliaTilly, thanks for letting us know about your visit to Fremantle Prison. Stephen is a fantastic guide and will be so pleased to know you enjoyed his Behind Bars Tour. Hopefully we'll see you again on your next holiday to WA, perhaps for the...More

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KathB35
9 July 2018|
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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
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suzannelL7938BV
28 December 2017|
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Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Hi SuzannelL7938BV - Unfortunately, due to safety reasons you would not be able to take part in the tour. The weight restrictions are in place due to the legal weight capacities of the harnesses used on the ladder system... More
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matsumomo
31 October 2017|
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Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Hi matsumomo - Fremantle Prison is only closed on Christmas Day (25th December) otherwise we are open daily from 9.00am - 5.00pm, and later on Wednesday and Friday evenings for Torchlight tours. Prison Day Tours run every... More
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