Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
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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
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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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Phil H
Geelong, Australia54 contributions
Jun 2022
We enjoyed our night tour of the Fremantle Prison. Wish we had time to do the full tour and hopefully come back some day to do the tunnel tour.
Written 3 July 2022
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Aaron R
4 contributions
Jul 2022 • Business
We had an entertaining whilst informative night/torchlight tour on Friday. Thank you Justin for your excellent guidance and story telling. Made the evening. Cheers
Written 2 July 2022
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Irishtravel48
Ireland8 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Excellent convict & true crimes tours of fremantle prison. Very interesting history & both guides were very informative. Recommend watching video of prisoners stories at end of toyr.
Written 1 July 2022
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fromagebleu
New South Wales, Australia168 contributions
Jun 2022
Fantastic tour. We did the modern tour which was around 75mins long. Lots of walking but few stairs (just up to the gallows). Really informative, great shop and museum. I really enjoyed the videos of the prisoners talking about their experiences.
Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable.
Written 24 June 2022
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Sid_Fernwilter
Melbourne, Australia125 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We really enjoyed our recent tour and this was undoubtedly due to the calibre of our guide Mannie. She is knowledgeable and had a really engaging style which ensured it kept the attention of the group. I really had no idea about the place and it’s history. Your admission fee contributes to the maintenance and ongoing works to reclaim its history.
Written 21 June 2022
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Rebecca S
Gold Coast, Australia44 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
What a fantastic experience this tour of the prison was. Mannie was our guide, she was engaging, entertaining and just very cool. Our 8 and 11 year olds also loved it and didn't whinge or complain about being bored. Well worth a visit, it was partially closed due to refurbishment underway, but yay the government is spending money to preserve this important historical site.
Written 21 June 2022
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Shell and Craig
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
Your guides Janine and Sarah were both terrific. We did the convict tour and the tunnel’s. It was a good way to see both above and below- learnt a lot.
Written 13 June 2022
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Leanne
Pomona, Australia16 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
We did 2 tours here, the 1st was the convicts tour with Ian and he was amazing with so much knowledge and took the time to explain everything, very friendly. The 2nd was the behind the bars tour with Matthew and he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his tour, was great to be there with friendly people
Written 8 June 2022
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Darrell M
2 contributions
Sep 2021
An Amazing place and lots of history presented via formal tours. There are 3 tours on offer covering different periods of time (around the first convict period or near modern) as well as an underground tour. I would give the site a 5 star rating if there was one tour that covered all of them. Fremantle itself has so much history to offer and this is one of the must-dos.
Written 1 June 2022
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Hayley T
2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Great tour. Very informative. We had an excellent guide- Ben. The ticket price was good value. Thoroughly recommend it.
Written 26 May 2022
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  • 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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