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Fremantle Prison, Fremantle
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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. Use our Fremantle itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Fremantle Prison and other attractions in Fremantle.
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  • Cheap,excellent and informative, an insight to the prison life over a century, visit coincided with the 25 year anniversary of it closure 
  • A real highlight of my trip to Perth. Well informed and entertaining tour of this historical prison that was a real eye opener. Highly recommended. 
  • 5 of us did the late torch light your and it was great fun. A light hearted way to learn about the prisons murky past. Richard was a great guide and we all had a great time. 
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  • Very interesting experience. I have visited the Pennsylvania state penitentiary and still feel this Fremantle Prison is worth the time. The history to this Prison is related to the history of Western Australia and there are some very interesting stories to hear. The tour guides are very friendly. Also check out the Torchlight tour. It's a different experience compared to the Doing Time tour that I went on during the day.
  • Interesting history. Plenty to see even if you don't pay to get inside - a few visitor rooms and preserved quarters just past the entrance are open to public free of charge. So many cool convict stories!
  • It's a 19th century prison with many interesting stories shared by the former prison officers, who now leads the tours. They all share a similar wry sense of humour.
  • Definitely worth the time to go and have a look. Tours a fairly priced and it is good to see inside this icon.
  • torchlight tour experience is the best.