Fremantle Prison, Fremantle

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · History Museum
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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. 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 had a great time visiting the prison, mainly thanks to Ken, our guide for the convicts tour. He put so much enthusiasm and energy during the tour that we can only be very thankful to him. The way.....  more
    We had a great time visiting the prison, mainly thanks to Ken, our guide for the convicts tour. He put so much enthusiasm and energy during the tour that we can only be very thankful to him. The way.....  more »
  • Due to wet and windy day, I decided to train it from Perth and did 2 tours (back to back) as most would be conducted indoors. Very interesting and different from Port Arthur tours (if you think... 
    Due to wet and windy day, I decided to train it from Perth and did 2 tours (back to back) as most would be conducted indoors. Very interesting and different from Port Arthur tours (if you think...  more »
  • No spoilers- but you should do the torch tour at night - quite cool and interesting experience and Ive been in places like Alcatraz - defined worth doing it ! 
    No spoilers- but you should do the torch tour at night - quite cool and interesting experience and Ive been in places like Alcatraz - defined worth doing it !  more »
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  • Absolutely loved our tours. We did the Behind Bars tour with James and he was amazing as so much fun to tour with. Then our Tunnels Tour was outstanding and our tour guide Courtney was fantastic. I’m Perth born and bred and love the enthusiasm that the guides have for this fantastic heritage listed site. Their knowledge is amazing. Thank you so much guys. See you very soon for more amazing experiences ❤️
  • Our family thoroughly enjoyed the day. We did 2 of the 3 available tours and the information didn't have much cross over, which was good. We thought it was good value for the day; $124 for 6 of us: 2 adults & 3 kids (great that their family price is for 2 adults & 3 kids as well, as usually it's only for 2 kids). Having a large family We appreciated this.
  • Highly recommend visiting this museum. We did the Behind Bars tour and learned so much. It was incredible walking through the prison and seeing all the areas the prisoners used and hearing stories from when it was open. Matthew was a super knowledgeable and warm guide.
  • I would definitely recommend a tour to Fremantle Prison. Our family thoroughly enjoyed it. We did the behind bars tours and our guide Brett was very interesting and funny and kept adults and children entertained. excellent value for money too
  • Website claims it's "90% wheelchair accessible" yet I would say it's about 60% wheelchair accessible and that's with a helper. No one in a wheelchair could manage a tour on their own. Steps up/down everywhere. Sandy slopes to navigate that are full of small rocks. Ramps that are provided are slippery and on an unsafe incline. There is a step to get into the Gift Shop with a rubber mat a few inches out from the door, and I almost tipped backwards out my wheelchair with it. If it wasn't for my partner standing behind me to catch me, it could have ended up alot worse. Tour guide and security guard was nice enough but there was one middle aged staff member with light/grey hair guiding another tour (I wish I got his name) who was was disgustingly rude to me. Walked past me and made a "shoo" movement with his hands as if to ask me to move out of his way, yet any one else that was able bodied he kindly asked to move our the way. Why did she shoo me only? I do not recommend anyone in a wheelchair go on this tour until it's made more accessible. I will be emailing my feedback and suggestions soon and I really hope Fremantle Prison take it on board.

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