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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 19 December 2016 via mobile

This is our first prison tour ever. Visited the prison with 2 young teenagers. The prison ticketing counter opens at 930am and first tour starts at 10am. There is an open space car park charged by the hour. Parking for 4 hours is $7-8. If...More

Thank helenw0ng
Reviewed 19 December 2016

A really interesting tour. Our guide was wonderful, full of knowledge and made it a great experience. It is a good way to learn more about Perths history.

Thank Anne1617
Reviewed 19 December 2016

My young adult sons and I loved the underwater prison tour, especially the ladder climbs and the rowing in the underwater canals. Very interesting and lots of fun, really something different worth doing.

Thank AndreaJay16
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We had such a good experience at fremantle prison that we decided to go back for a different tour! Prices are affordable and fair compared to the length of the tour. The tour guide Janine was amazing, you can tell she has passion for what...More

Thank Sara S
FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Hi Sara S, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your experience at Fremantle Prison. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed not one, but two, tours! Janine certainly does have a passion for sharing the stories of Fremantle Prison,...More

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

What an amazing part of Perth history, an excellent guide in the form of a knowledgeable James we did the standard Doing Time prison tour, then went back for the Great Escape tour. Excellent value for money, in fact I'd say the best value tourist...More

Thank hbbloke
FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Hi hbbloke - Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback, it is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your tours with James and that you thought the Day Tour Package was great value for money. Hopefully we'll see you again, perhaps for one of...More

Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We did the night tour with our 10yr son on 13 Dec 2016. We were originally going to do the tunnel tour but kids have to be 12 so they can fit into the safety harness. Guide was great and there's a little bit of...More

Thank AS_IT_IS_24
FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Hi AS_IT_IS_24, Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the Torchlight Tour, and hopefully you will come back with your son to do the Tunnels Tour when he turns 12! The carpark directly outside the main entrance of the Prison...More

Reviewed 16 December 2016

Had an excellent experience at the Prison. Our guide, Richard was knowledgeable and entertainin. He peppered the torchlight tour with interesting anecdotes and spooky tales.

Thank janisllp
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We did the combi tour of doing time and the great escapes. It was interesting to visit the various parts of the prison, the jail cells, hanging gallows, yard.. most interesting of all we had a retired prison officer who used to work in Fremantle...More

Thank dawnlim27
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Did the tour of the gaol whilst in Fremantle earlier this month, very informative tour from the guide but I would have preferred my tour to be conducted by someone who had worked here as an officer. A very good example of the Pentonville style...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very interesting place to visit.Guides are excellent and the stories about the prison and some of the prisoners are well worth the listen

Thank ozzy0
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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
13 August 2017|
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Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Dear ivantanks, The Doing Time tour is about 75% accessible for prams. There is one area where the tour goes up a flight of stairs, and down again - here you can leave prams (if you have them) behind to collect when you... More
Katlyn S
27 March 2017|
Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Hi Katlyn, the tunnels is a soft adventure tour. To get in and out of the tunnels participants are required to climb up and down a 20m vertical ladder and row a canoe style boat during the "wet" section of the tour. The... More