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Fremantle Prison, Fremantle

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Historic Site
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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  • Fremantle Prison is worth a visit whilst visiting Perth/Fremantle. We had a terrific guide who gave us the tour - torchlight tour. As we were tourists, our tickets were around 26AUD/per person. Do not...  more »
  • We visited on a family holiday and short on time, we elected for a guided tour. The tour was good and gave a great invite in to the prison. At times it was a little too graphic for our kids (aged 14, ...  more »
  • As with all tours the experience is all about the guide you get. We had Brian for the general tour and then the escapes tour. He was wonderful for both. Knowledgeable, informative, entertaining, passi...  more »
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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.