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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.
Tours To Fremantle Prison
Small-Group History of Fremantle Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $68
Duration: 4 hours
Perth & Fremantle City Explorer with Tram, Prison Tour, Lunch & Optional Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $92
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Fremantle Self-Guided Audio Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $15
Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Fremantle Prison Reviews
We did the candlelight tour, it was actually a torch tour though and we got to take the tiny torches home. The guide was a great storyteller and the tour was very spooky and cool, afterhours cells... more »
Having done the ‘behind bars’ and the night tour on previous visits to Perth,we decided to do the tunnels tour this time. We were not disappointed, excellent adventure, very informative and... more »
Great attraction with so much history and stories of what went on here. Easy to get to and worth a visit. Most of the staff were really nice. But there were a couple of security members that acted like nasty prison guards and you were prisoners (rather than paying customers). A customer service course is required to get them up to the same level of the venue.
We did the tunnel and prison tours. Don’t tell Simon, but he did an amazing job on the tunnel tour. He just needs better “Dad” jokes in his arsenal. At 6’4” I found the tunnels pretty accessible even though low at times, but definitely worth the effort. The boating was brilliant and we all very much enjoyed it.
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