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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 2 days ago

We did the Behind Bars tour and saw how prisoners lived....their bathroom, kitchen, cell blocks and courtyards. A bit more time to free roam and explore would have been good.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the behind bars tour with 3 kids. Tour was interesting and the prison is historically significant however the tour didn't really capture the excitement we were expecting. I was hoping to hear more about murderers, ghosts, escapees and all the cool stuff associated...More

Thank kingcameronf
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FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi kingcameronf - thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Prison. Based on your review it sounds like the True Crime Tour would have been a better tour choice...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A fabulous attraction and well worth a visit! Our guide was amazing too, which made a huge difference to the experience. He loved the history of the building and was brilliant at story telling. Really made the prison come alive! This was both exciting and...More

Thank futurecast
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited freo prison which is a great piece of history. We didn’t book before going and had to wait approx 45 minutes for the next tour which isn’t a problem as there are a number of free activities which can be done in the courtyard...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I took my 8 year old grandson during the school holidays for this tour and he absolutely loved it. There are a number of tours on offer and we went on the tour about the convicts.The guide was so knowledgeable and her presentation of the...More

Thank Rosanne D
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have come to visit the prison a couple of times now, doing a different tour each time. It is fantastic and very well run. The tours are very well done, the guides extremely informative. The history in this place is amazing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the history tour and our guide was very informative, we saw lots and enjoyed the tour. A must if you love history

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As two avid horror movie fans we decided to do the night tour! The tour was fun and had a couple of cool surprises - Would definitely do it again with someone that scares easily!

Thank Marife G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Janine was amazing as our tour guide. Her knowledge and expertise in the daily running and operations of the prison was so engaging to listen to. Highly recommended this tour.

Thank Victoria L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well put together and professionally run. I've lived in Perth for most of my life and have never done this.... I dont know why. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Learnt a few new things about Fremantle and our convict heritage along the way.

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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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