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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  • Entertaining- we love a prison tour. We did the True Crimes, learnt a lot about the prisoners. I'd probably combine it with Behind Bars, as I hadn't realised how little of inside the prison the True C...  more »
  • We loved our tour of the prison! Very interesting, really appreciated the dry sense of humour from our tour guide. Would recommend to anyone visiting Perth!  more »
  • I really enjoyed visiting Fremantle Prison. It was still operating as a prison right up until 1991 so this is a great way to get an insiders look into prison life. We had a guided tour by a very enthu...  more »
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  • Great tours conducted by enthusiastic knowledgeable guides. Would advise all to visit this amazing place. Did the tunnels tour which is fascinating. Sarah the guide was superb. Be prepared for a long climb down vertical ladders and stooping along long tunnels. Not for the claustrophobic!
  • I booked a tunnel tour following a recommendation from my daughter. I must admit that, at first, I thought the price was a bit steep, $130 for two of us but now, having done the tour, I'm pleased to say that it was well worth it and I've already recommended it to others. Our guide, Sarah, was brilliant. She was friendly, fun, and very knowledgeable. She gave us lots of information in an interesting way and, even if you're not into historical facts and figures, you'll find the stories fascinating. The climb down the ladder system was OK, although 20 vertical metres was a lot deeper than I expected. Navigating the underground waterways in a flat-bottomed punt was really enjoyable. We even did some sections in pitch darkness, which was great. Sarah did check that everyone was happy to do so first so, if that's a step too far for you, rest assured, it's not compulsory. Thank you Sarah for giving us a fascinating insight into the tunnels' history and for making the whole experience such a memorable one!
  • I went on a guided tour through Fremantle Prison which was great and informative. This place is very interesting and has a lot to do with Perth's history. I would recommend this place to tourists and locals for a fun outing.
  • This place was very interesting. Great guides for both of the tours we took. History is so chilling. What happened here was a crime and (spoiler alert) it's not the criminals. In order not to repeat history, it must be taught. Great place to learn.
  • Historical place that offers several different tours (modern history, early history, "ghost" tours, etc.) that go throughout the day at different times. You must be with some kind of tour to really see the buildings, but there are a couple of free displays and places to walk around, but joining one of the tours is obviously more fun and beneficial.
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