Fremantle Prison, Fremantle

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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  • World Heritage in Perth too, have only gone here. A short walk from this year of Fremantle. Year-end and new year holidays was because it was hot. No shade along the way, no escape. Put a little souvenir corner, got to jail and paid tours, but without taking part in the tour, enjoy.
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  • A very interesting prison and history. Unfortunately it was only opened with guided tours. We usually prefer to do slow self guided roam around places like this but if you are to chose a tour we highl...  more »
  • Great look around the prison with a very knowledgeable guide giving us an insight into the workings of the prison. It’s a must see on a visit to Fremantle. Easy to access by train from Perth.  more »
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  • Just like everyone said, the tour is interesting and well worth the time and worth every penny spent. We arrived after 3pm, hence, our only option was the "Doing Time" tour ($20 per person in Sept 2017) which lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes. Jim was our guide, he is funny but his scottish accent is kinda difficult to understand. The tour is encourage participation and interactive if you willing to participate.
  • Great few hours. Great guide (Ian) and some very interesting stories. $21 tour which we thought was good value for money. Don’t forget to go see the gallery. Little coffee shop there too.
  • Please. Help. Me. Find. My. Son. Ronald. Charles. Dallachy, if. He,s. In. Jail. Please. Let. Me. No, I'm. Leanne. He,s. Mum. I'm. So. Worried, please. Help. Me. I'm. From. Charters. Towers. Queensland, An. God. Bless. You,s.
  • Doing time was great. Very informative for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Slightly annoyed at it being paid parking, considering it is a quiet area and street parking is free. Anything to bleed a tourist thou, ey?
  • Fantastic (but morbid) experience. We just did the base tour but you could extend if you wanted to. Brett was an amazing tour guide.

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A good alternative to staying in busy Perth, the port city of Fremantle offers atmospheric lodgings in many of its well-preserved buildings from the 19th century. Available for both long and short stays in the city, these rental properties offer lots of privacy and all the modern conveniences you need, all just a walk away from the city's main attractions. If you're traveling on a budget, consider Fremantle's mid-range hotels and backpacker hostels, many of which you'll find near the main train station.
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