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Fremantle Prison, Fremantle
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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I have visited the Prison before and really enjoyed touring the pretty horrible facilities for prisoners. I had heard about the tunnels tour and decided next time! We were not disappointed!
Did the 'Doing Time' with my 10 year old and we both loved it so much we went back the next day and did the Great escape tour. Very interesting. Very entertaining. Definitely worth a tour. Don't forge... read more »
Visited the prison on my family holiday and chose the great escape tour. We were really lucky as it was mid week there was only 6 people in total for a tour. Our guide Steven was amazing and told the ... read more »
This place is excellent. I could leave it at that but it wouldn't really class as a review. Deciding to tourist it up whilst here in Perth, I decided to do the "Doing Time" tour first. It's a reasonable price and James? was a fun guide. Scripted but clever with an excellent knowledge of the location and clearly enjoying his work. I thoroughly enjoyed this but didn't have the time to tac on the "Great Escapes" tour for $8, which is an excellent deal. I enjoyed myself so much I decided I had to do the tunnels tour. This is a fun tour, heading under the prison into tunnels excavated by the inmates. There is a lot of interesting information presented here and it was presented in a very entertaining fashion by our outstanding guide, Tristan. Full of puns and also answers to pretty much every related question, and a few unrelated, that I could think of he really made this tour. While I'm sure the other guides would be fun excellent as well, he really was excellent. I would recommend checking out Fremantle Prison to anyone visiting the area.
I have recently done two tours, the "Great escapes" tour and the "doing time" tour, in which I highly recommend. I cannot rave about my experience enough, the tours covered most areas of the prison and the views are fantastic! However, most of my pleasant experience was found with the tour guides! What fantastic people, they had much to say, were extremely friendly and very humorous. I've been more than a few times and cannot express how worth while these tours are! Fantastic!
Took some interesting pictures in Freo Prison! Weird stuff. A floating head, will upload sometime. Great experience otherwise, tour was great and definitely a rich history.
One of the must visit places when in Fremantle. We did the Doing Time tour, which took us through the men's prison and gave us a taste of what life in the prison was like. Our guide provided on only great commentary but also had a fantastic sense of humour. Beware the dad jokes!
Sophie de Peretti
Really nice tour. Only did the day tour. Staff was very nice and it's really interesting to hear the stories and to see the inside of the cells. Really nice to understand the history of fremantle and of the convicts. Premises are well maintained and clean.
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