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. 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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  • Had a very informative and humorous guide.The history of the first inmates and the work that they did within the prison was fascinating .  more »
  • Recently my daughter and I joined the Behind the Bars tour. The tour itself was excellent, I love history and was excited to wander around such an historical site. Unfortunately the guide was...  more »
  • Took the basic tour and was shown around by a very enthusiastic guide. Lots of information to take in. Tales of some of the former inmates was particularly interesting.  more »
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  • Attended the Tour by Torchlight on new years day. Must admit it was bit of an effort to drag ourselves out after new years eve but so pleased we dared to do something different! Our host was fantastic and the tour was very informative with great actors to add the spooky touch. Highly recommend. We have don the day tour the other year and that was equally as informative, next stop tunnel tour!
  • One of the best tours I've ever experienced! The Convict Prison tour, with the very wonderful Moira was fascinating and insightful. The Tunnels tour, with the equally wonderful Sarah, was interesting and immense fun in the boats navigating the water-filled tunnels - especially in the dark. Seriously the best thing we have done in a long time.
  • Great afternoon with two tours, tunnels tour and behind bars tour. Tunnels tour was really interesting and informative with a wonderfully funny guide, Tristan. Very knowledgeable on the prison and local history and really got the group involved. Prison tour was very eye opening to the poor conditions of a prison that was operating in the 1990's.
  • Fremantle Prison is interesting place to visit, with lot of history. We had a 2 tours ticket, Behind the Bars and Convict History. Both tours were nice and informative, the guides were great and knowledgeable. Kids enjoyed both tours and the guide stories. We did not have the chance to explore the officers cottages. In addition, the site offers nice gift shop and cafe.
  • Did the behind the bars tour, 22 aud per person. Easy access pretty close to the buzz of Fremantle. The guide was a nice well knowledgeable guy which shared many details and facts. Was very interesting to know about the history and interiors of the prison. If you don't want to pay for the tour there are some rooms before the gate with some exhibitions and footage which brings already some of the information.

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