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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  • Good tour you have a selection of three what to do Very informative guide was good Seen all Inside the prison and some background info of some of the prisoners and heir life there  more »
  • It's been a long time since we took the time to visit Fremantle Prison. They have changed their tours recently, and we went on the Convict Tour. The other tours looked just as interesting, it was just...  more »
  • Freemantle prison was a really fascinating and enjoyable experience that gave me a great insight into Freemantle's history. Our tour guide was great, he knew a lot about the prison and made the tour r...  more »
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  • Did the tunnel tour with my wife, our two boys and a friend of my youngest son. The youngest son and his friend are both 12 years old. We all found the tour both interesting and entertaining. Just be mindful of the fact that you climb down 20 metres on three flights of vertical ladders (with safety harnesses). Then an hour or so later after much walking, stooping and paddling, you have to climb back up 20 metres of ladders. I would definitely do it again and it is a memorable experience for visitors.
  • Was a great way to spend a couple hours. Well worth a look. Tour guides were great atmosphere wise but didn't seem to have any knowledge outside their talk. Couldn't answer many of our questions.
  • Great tours, super friendly and knowledgeable guides who really get into the spirit and bring everyone along for the adventure. Lots to learn and discover here. Highly recommend this place and the tours, you could do a lot here. Really accessible and they know how to cater and make the best for everyone. All ages can enjoy this. Learn about history.
  • A top attraction and easily accessed from town! I've only done the Doing Time tour during the day, which was fantastic with a great tour guide, and very good value for money. From what I've heard, the other tours available are also very good! I would have done the Torchlight tour had it been available on the day.
  • Definitely recommendable. Did the package with two day tours (Behind Bars and another one). Our guide was informative and funny. I was a bit disappointed that a lot of stuff that was told on the first tour was repeated on the second tour.

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