Fremantle Prison, Fremantle

On the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of 11 Australian Convict Sites, Fremantle Prison paints a vivid image of the country's penal-colony history. Convicts built the prison in the 1850s. Today you can explore the prison on a guided tour, including a torch-lit option. Navigate tunnels 20 m (65 ft) beneath the ground on foot and by boat. The prison art gallery sells pieces created by current and ex-prisoners in Western Australia. Plan your Fremantle Prison visit and explore what else you can see and do in Fremantle using our Fremantle online trip maker .
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  • We went on the guided tour of the prison and shuddered to think of those inmates sleeping on hammocks in tiny cells. We saw the hanging room where the noose was replaced after each event, and the fram...  more »
  • We basically visited the prison because Fremantle market was shut and it was raining so we couldn’t find much to do! I was therefore a bit pessimistic about visiting a prison and discussing the humani...  more »
  • I visited in April when over on holiday from England with my son. We chose the true crime tour and was very disappointed! It all seemed very rushed and looking at other reviews and photos I can see we...  more »
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  • Well worth a visit if you are in the Perth/Fremantle area. Check out the wall art in the old prisoner cells it's really cool. The tour has a creepy feel to it at times, especially at night! The tours are well run by excellent tour guides who really bring the jail and it's conditions back to life. The execution room is really creepy.....
  • Amazing experience, particularly recommended the ‘behind the bars’ and ‘true crime’ tours. I was lucky enough to have a private tour, because it was the last ‘true crime’ tour, and Christie ( my tour guide) was amazingly entertaining. We had lots of fun, trying to scare other people of other tours and talking about all the creepiest inmates! Definitely one of the best tour I’ve attended to!
  • The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. i went on the day tour and was very pleased with services as the staff were helpful and very knowledgeable and keen. I would recommend this to everyone including little kids.
  • I recommend the "Behind Bars" tour. It was very interesting and educational. The guide was friendly and funny.
  • Great choice for a Wednesday night, never expected such a fun tour with lots of information, fun and a bit of theatrical scene. Simon was our guide, which provide us a wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend and make sure you go at night if you wanna spice up. :)

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