The Fremantle Round House, Fremantle

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Given the country's history as a penal colony, it might not surprise you that Western Australia's oldest public building is a former prison. Built in 1830, the rotund white-brick The Fremantle Round House originally housed convicted prisoners before becoming a police lockup. The chief constable and his family began to occupy the building in 1900. Today, you can tour the seaside building and ask knowledgeable volunteer guides questions. Head to the upper deck for scenic views of the Fremont coast and offshore islands. To visit The Fremantle Round House and get the most from your holiday in Fremantle, create itinerary details personal to you using our Fremantle trip planner.
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  • The Round House is a fascinating place with a unique perspective on Fremantle's history. The volunteer staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Allow at least an hour  more »
  • We visited the Round House and met the volunteer who explains the history of the Round House as state prison and then becoming the Western Australia's oldest building. Great views of the ocean, wonder...  more »
  • The Roundhouse is the oldest public building in Western Australia. It opened in January 1831 and was built to hold any person convicted of a crime in the Swan River Colony and was used until 1886. It ...  more »
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  • Historic. Has tour guides. Entry based on donations. Public toilets nearby.

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