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The Fremantle Round House

Captains Lane, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9336 6897
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Captains Lane, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Round House is not a substantial building but its age and place in the history of Fremantle make it worthy of a visit. The gold coin donation is well merited - there is a lot of info specific to the building and also mire...More

Thank LindsayMann
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

Thank you most sincerely for your comments LindsayMann. We are proud of our volunteer Guides and their passion to share the history of the Round House with visitors from all around the world. It is Western Australia's oldest extant public building, purpose built as a...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Wonderful heritage architecture in the heritage site of Fremantle. Enjoyed the lovely atmosphere at the top. Very nice view to the sea and surroundings. Perfect location for photographers. The architecture is well maintained and and don't forget to donate a gold coin when you are...More

Thank feltroneu
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Fremantle Round House feltroneu - thank you for your comments. The views over Cockburn Sound to Rottnest and Garden Islands are wonderful and the heritage fabric of the West End of Fremantle to the east provide...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

A quick visit spot but filled with history and character and a great spot to take scenic photo of the harbourMore

Thank KIRSTEN101
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

Not only filled with history KIRSTEN101 but the oldest extant public building purpose built as a gaol (jail) by the colonial settlers soon after their arrival in 1829. Great views over Cockburn Sound to Rottnest and Garden Islands and similarly good views to the east...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

So refreshing to have these type of attractions for a gold coin donation. We wandered around for ages reading the "walls" and being taken back to the convict days.More

Thank BPMF
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

'Excellent' and 'great value' certainly describe a visit to Western Australia's oldest extant public building BPMF and we are delighted you obviously enjoyed your visit to the Fremantle Round House. Thank you for your comments We have undertaken an Interpretative Plan and are awaiting funding...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

A small facility with enthusiastic volunteers. If there at 1pm will be present for cannon firing and time ball dropping. Most cells contain excellent maps or pictures showing the development of the Fremantle port. Worth visiting. Entry is free but a gold coin donation is...More

Thank Emanpee
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comments Emanpee - thank you. Visitors are welcome to apply to act as our Honorary Gunner and fire the cannon themselves. It is very popular and we recommend advance bookings to avoid disappointment - just check out our web site for...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Well worth a visit with very informative volunteer staff who were happy to take time to explain the history.More

Thank suekirk1
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

Difficult to believe it is Western Australia's oldest extant public building isn't it suekirk1. That the building was purpose built as a gaol (jail) on the high point in the landscape certainly speaks volumes for the intent of the colonists in 1829. Our volunteer Guides...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

The view across the ocean is wonderful with history everywhere and lots of information to hand. I would suggest getting there for 13:00 to witness the cannon being set off.More

1  Thank Guediver
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

Aren't the views over Cockburn Sound to Rottnest and Garden Islands spectacular Guediver :-) The water is so incredibly blue! The views east over the historic West End of Fremantle are wonderful too. The 1.00 pm cannon firing is very popular but did you know...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

Great place for a day out.scenary amazing, Fremantle has so much to offer to everyone. Even k. A business trip you v Can relax and be a tourist anytime.More

Thank miticobasetta
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

It certainly is a great place to spend some leisure time miticobasetta - whether you are a here on holidays or grabbing a break in between business appointments. The Round House is open from 10.30am to 3.30pm daily and our volunteer Guides are always on...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The view from here is breathtaking with views of the Indian Ocean and Fremantle. The history of the building was interesting and entry is by donation.More

Thank Christine F
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

The views east over the historic West End of Fremantle are wonderful and west over Cockburn Sound to Rottnest and Garden Islands spectacular. When the Colonists chose the site to build Western Australia's first gaol (jail) - the oldest extant public building - I doubt...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

Glad we visited this historical site. The on-site historical volunteers were very friendly and really know their stuff. Good to see such passion about such an important historical part of Freemantle. The view accross Freo is also awesome.More

Thank CheswickReview
Roundhouse F, Manager at The Fremantle Round House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words CheswickReview. It is indeed an important historical site, being the oldest extant public building in Western Australia, purpose built as a gaol (jail) by the colonial settlers soon after their arrival in 1829. The view east over the historic...More

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