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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 Fremantle Round House Reviews
Built by the first settlers with local limestone. The Gun Deck gives a panoramic view of Rottnest and Garden Islands as well as the cute Bathers Beach below. A building with a great history as a... more »
Well worth a visit, not far to walk from the harbour and main town. Interesting history and plenty of reading material and photographs. Children will also find this interesting as there are stocks... more »
An historic structure ... the oldest building that still stands in WA.Its Gaol cells are testimony to a dark past. The museum's volunteer guides are knowledgeable and add interest to any visit. Good views of the harbour and park benches alongside. Photographic art gallery next door. An excellent cafe is 50m from the museum.
A really interesting place to visit. A lot of information boards to tell you the stories. There's great views from the lookout out the front too.
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