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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
+61 8 9336 9200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A tour is only as good as the guide, who was excellent. Informative and witty. Good value for money. Not as impressed with the Great Escapes Tour, most of the information we had already heard previously.

Thank Mary C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The guides at Fremantle are fantastic story tellers. It's been a month since the tours and those stories are still so vivid in my mind. My boyfriend and I did both "Doing Time" and "Great Escapes" tours. While it was long, it was enjoyable and...More

Thank Alvina T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a good tour guide on the great escape tour but I'm not sure it's the number one attraction in Fremantle. Interesting nonetheless and took up some free time that we were looking to fill.

Thank Laura E
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very engaging and well paced tour. The prison is definitely worthy of heritage listing as it has so many stories to tell! The tour guide was very animated and full of anecdotes that brought the prison to life.

Thank Gerbra67
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took only the basic tour of the prison. Really entertaining and complete. I wish I could do also the tunnels tour. But it was not allowed for children till twelve.

Thank carlamodica
FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi carlamodica, thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your day tour of the Prison, and hope to see you back again when the children are older to do the Tunnels Tour!

Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited the Fremantle Prison for the first time when I was at Year 7 camp and we did the night tour which I remember being extremely scary and not sleeping that night. Since then, I have tried to go back once a year and...More

Thank tamikafordham
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Try to get on a tour with tour guide Ian. I managed to get on the basic tour. His tour was very informative and interesting. Definitely a whole family experience ... would have loved to do the tunnel tour but did not have enough time.

Thank jkl1965
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour was excellent. Few hours underground. Was interesting and very different from other tours. Very Good guide. Worth the time !

Thank lior r
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the doing time tour. Initially we were hesitant to have to pay and only visit by doing a tour. In saying this within the 1st few minutes we realised that it was the best decision we made. Our tour guide was fantastic and...More

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My 12yo son and I thoroughly enjoyed our tunnels tour today at Fremantle Prison. What an interesting and interactive way to explore one of Fremantle’s most historic establishments. Great fun! Our guide, Simon, was great. Lots of interesting anecdotes. And humour for all ages. Without...More

1  Thank Ian M
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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
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
Jessica L
19 August 2017|
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Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Hi Jessica, The Doing Time tour focuses on the history of the Prison and daily life of prisoners. As such, you will see a lot of prison cells and other areas associated with daily life. The tour is 75 minutes long. The... More