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Address: 1 The Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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+61 8 9336 9200
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09:00 - 17:00
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Wed 09:00 - 21:00
Thu 09:00 - 17:00
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Sat - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
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Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia’s premier tourist attractions...

Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia’s premier tourist attractions and the only World Heritage listed building in the State.The Prison was built by convicts in the 1850s and was used as a place of incarceration for almost 140 years. With solitary cells and gallows Fremantle Prison is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent. Fremantle Prison now holds the key to history, mystery and fun. Step inside and do time with experienced guides on a fascinating Prison Day Tour. Explore the labyrinth of tunnels 20m beneath the Prison by foot and by boat on a Tunnels Tour adventure. Feeling brave? Delve into the darker side of the Prison’s history on an eerie Torchlight Tour.

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Highly recommend. Great tour,s our guide Jim was brilliant, has previously worked as a prison guard at the prison and others, awesome first hand experiences and insights.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Highly recommend. Great tour,s our guide Jim was brilliant, has previously worked as a prison guard at the prison and others, awesome first hand experiences and insights.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

If you are into history then this is a must visit. We did 2 tours with the Great Escapes highly recommended. Cost was very reasonable and we enjoyed the tour even with it raining off and on.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We did the basic prison tour with Ian, really informative and good walk around the prison. The tour was 1hour and did feel a bit rushed would be better if they allowed for more time. You can a discount if you have peterman/yha backpacker cards $17 instead of $20

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FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this review

Hi Ben T, It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit to Fremantle Prison. We will certainly pass your review onto Ian who will be very pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed his tour. Fremantle Prison offers a range of tours, 7 days a week. Prison tours depart every half an hour throughout the day. They run for... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our guide was an ex-guard when the prison was in operation. He was a little harsh, loud and gruff, yet this added to the realism and the history of the place. The stories about the life of prisoners at the Freo prison, their limitations, rations, discipline and the riot were informative, occasionally graphic and told with passion. A tour of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour through the Fremantle prison. It is very informative and also surprising to see under which conditions prisoners lived there only a few decades ago. The tour guides are very nice and the ticket price is worth it. Avoid the food in the prison cafe though!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The gaol dates back to convict days so there's history for those interested. It is well preserved and quite atmospheric. We took the standard, 75 mins, tour, although there are parts of the gaol only available on longer tours. The guide was very well informed. There is a good cafe in the courtyard while one waits for the next tour,... More 

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FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this review

Hi CarteB, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your journey into Fremantle, and had a great experience at Fremantle Prison. There is certainly a lot for visitors to see and do in Fremantle, and visitors find they can spend an entire day at the Prison itself with so many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Did both the doing time and great escape tours (purchased a combined ticket and used over 2 days). Both tours take 75 minutes and are both fantastic. Walking around the prison and seeing how appalling the conditions were makes you think that that this jail was in operation in the early 20th century. To find out it was still in... More 

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FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this review

Hi mini_d51, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It is fantastic to hear you took advantage of our Day Tour Package, which only costs $28.00 for a 2.5 hour prison experience! This package allows for a ticket on the "Doing Time" and "Great Escapes" tours, and provides information about the Prison's rich history and dramatic escape... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

One of the must visit places when in Fremantle. We did the Doing Time tour, which took us through the men's prison and gave us a taste of what life in the prison was like. Our guide provided on only great commentary but also had a fantastic sense of humour. Beware the dad jokes!

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Busselton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Touring Fremantle? Then this tour is a must. Fantastic insight into the convict history od Western Australia and a chance to see a real maximum security prison. Prices are reasonable and some tours are basic, but fun. The best are the Tunnel tour and the torchlight tour, these must be booked first. So come down do one off the basic... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic tour we had the pleasure of being guided by Simon who was very entertaining and informative. can't recommend this tour enough.

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