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Review of Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison
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Fremantle Self-Guided Audio Tour
Ranked #1 of 92 things to do in Fremantle
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Went late in the afternnon for Prison Tour. Very interesting place and tour good value. Would like to have come back for evening torchlight tour -would have been pretty spine chilling I think. Guide was funny, pleasant and informative (although very distracted and irritated by unruly child )

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Reviewed 1 March 2012

i liked that this only closed down in 1991! a "doing time" tour cost $18.50 and you go around looking at the different parts of the prison. the best partes were the artworks - in the recration areas and in a coupl of the cells, the church and the cells block with railing from the convict ships. it lasted about 1 1/4 hours. i was a bit miffed that you couldn't just go it and walk around in your own time, but i guess i liked it anyway.

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Reviewed 29 February 2012

A friend and I went and we really enjoyed it. It was really informative and just abit scary enough to make it interesting :) Definately want to try the underground canal tour next time - don't forget your socks!

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Reviewed 24 February 2012

Visited Freemantle prison by myself. Booked myself onto the $18.50 tour which is the most basic tour. Took 90 minutes and is escorted with a guide giving you a basic history of the prison which shut to inmates in 1991. The prison is basically how it was left in 1991, the guide was informative, telling stories and giving lots of history from its construction by convicts to life in the prison upto its closure. There were more tours which were more in depth and tours to the tunnels under the prison but this tour was enough to wet the appetite and i thoroughly enjoyed it. The cafe was also lovely and the gift shop had a good range of gifts. I would recommend a visit to freemantle prison.

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Reviewed 24 February 2012

It is unique to Perth and very historic. The tunnel tours under the prison are good too!

Thank Norma Mary D
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