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Fremantle Prison

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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...more
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1 The Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9336 9200
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a look at all the free parts of the jail we were on a cruise and time was limited The information was great from the different prisoners , construction time line and even where the prison guards came from. The tours looked excellent...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Noel W
Reviewed today

bit on the expensive side, however guide very informative and very passionate about the history. No restrictions of photos very good

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tracy b
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting look into the past and how our ancestors lived. Tough punishment for what today seem petty crimes. Well preserved and fun tour guides. There is a bit of walking and stair climbing depending on what tour you take.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Flyer16647
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tunnel tour was awesome. Our guide Sam was brilliant - friendly and informative and we experienced a real slice of Aussie history. We had a great time shunting our boats through subterranean tunnels and when the lights went out.... Cockroach corner was another highlight....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sightsee773757
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very well organised and slick operation as behoves its status as a world heritage listed site. We only had enough time for the convict tour. This was the establishment and building of the old cell blocks and the stories associated with them....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rhcpatt
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I can imagine how the inmates felt. This "tourist attraction" was a waste of time and money. Felt like a form of punishment.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Z6667AndrewSaldanha
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We opted for the tour that went inside the prison to give us more of a feel of the horrific life the prisoners had to endure during their sentence. Our tour guide was very informative and appreciative of the appalling conditions of the prisoners lifes...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ssally97
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great afternoon and gave us some excellent insight into Australian History. Our guide was excellent!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Z8086IUkurts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many visitors seem to think the only way to get in, is to book a tour (22 A$ per adult). However the prison complex has a free-to-visit section as well. It not only comprises of a 'convict café' and a souvenir shop, but also some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weren't sure we could fit a visit in as we left it to our last afternoon. We were really glad we did. The Convict and True Crimes tour were both taken by James, an excellent guide. It was really interesting to hear of its...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi sally223 - thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We are so happy you had the opportunity to visit. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your tours with James, he will be so pleased. We hope to see you again...More

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27 December 2018|
Response from richardmM7736PS | Reviewed this property |
Behind the bars tour would be the easiest for you and the young ones to walk through and enjoy
24 October 2018|
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Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Tunnels Tours have a duration of 2 hours 30 minutes with Prison Tours having a duration of 1 hour 15 minutes. There are a multitude of options available, depending on which of the Prison Tours you would like to do - Convict... More
4 September 2018|
Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
We have a number of tours to choose from depending on your point of interest or how much time you want to spend at the Prison. You can choose from the following: • Convict Prison Tour • Behind Bars Tour • True Crime... More