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The Fremantle Round House

Captains Lane, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9336 6897
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The Fremantle Round House is the oldest public building in Western Australia, purpose built as a gaol (jail) when the Swan River Colony was first settled. Volunteer Guides are available to share the history of the Round House with visitors and the Round House is open from 10.30am to 3.30pm daily (except for Christmas Day and Good Friday). The cannon is fired (weather permitting) at 1.00pm every day on the Gun Deck and we welcome visitors applying to be the Honorary Gunner for the day.
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Captains Lane, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9336 6897
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The first prison in Fremantle built in the 1800's. It's very small and manned by lovely, devoted volunteers, who know their history.

Thank Bryan035
Reviewed 6 days ago

Apart from the obvious historical (though sad) significance of this place, the Round House has the best view across the sea and surrounding coastline. It's an easy walk to get there from most places in Fremantle, the tunnel underneath, the walk up & down and...More

Thank annsee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right at the west end of High Street and overlooking Bathers Bay, this heritage structure made an interesting stop in our walking tour of the old city. On an elevated position, it commands a nice view over the sea as well as the city. On...More

Thank ECKLKualaLumpur
Reviewed 1 week ago

The round house is an old prison from late 1800s. There are a few displays set up in the cells that outline pictorially a bit of the Fremantle history. The volunteers looking after it are a good natured bunch with jokes and jibes helping pass...More

Thank Dodger52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great visit and unfortunatey I missed the cannon firing but its suppose to be really good. Well maintained and informative.

Thank SusiPh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked down to the Round House, not really know what to expect. We were greeted by 3 gentlemen in uniform who were chatting to each other. Entrance is by gold coin donation. The Round House is located at Arthur Head, a hill by the...More

1  Thank Cheekar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small historical site for history buffs. We visited in September 2016. Its free to visit but donations are welcome.

Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view to overlook the port, we also visited at the right time 1 pm , fired the cannon, interesting

Thank Meko0728
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This maritime beacon and former prison is a must for any visitor to Fremantle. Situated within walking distance of this port city centre, The Round House will appeal to young and old. We visited with two grandchildren aged 8 and 6; they were fascinated by...More

Thank Serge T
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Elizabeth Quay. To Success. I'm the boss. Anon, watch your back. Someone will always take your place.

Thank Millie R
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