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The Fremantle Round House is the oldest public building in Western Australia, purpose built as a gaol (jail) when the Swan River Colony was first settled. Volunteer Guides are available to share the history of the Round House with visitors and the...more
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Captains Lane, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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The Fremantle Roundhouse is one of Australia's oldest building that is still standing.
Constructed way way back in the mid 1800s, it was used a prison for convicts. The place has preserved and now has been turned into a museum. But go there for the...More
We visited briefly and found the site interesting. The volunteers added to the experience with their anecdotes and friendly approach. Will have to come back for a closer look when we have more time as we were on a tight schedule. Surrounding area was interesting...More
A visit to the Round House is a must when visiting Fremantle. This was the first gaol built in W.A and opened in 1831. It is the oldest building still standing in W.A. All the cells are built into the outer walls leaving a central...More
The round house was the first prison but as such they cannot have been expecting a lot of clients. Only about 4 cells and a central walking area. Interesting though, but it closes at 3.30. We made it but many arrived late.
We visited and found the local guides were a trove of information and were so welcoming. They were great with the children there with explaining the cannons, ringing the bells and so on. We were surprised to learn that convicts were never housed in the...More
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The only UNESCO Heritage Site in Fremantle is the Fremantle Prison, which we can highly recommend! The Fremantle Round House is the oldest public building in Western Australia, purpose built as a gaol in 1831. The... More
The only UNESCO Heritage Site in Fremantle is the Fremantle Prison, which we can highly recommend! The Fremantle Round House is the oldest public building in Western Australia, purpose built as a gaol in 1831. The Fremantle Prison was built later by convicts in 1850.
We hope you can enjoy a visit to both sites in the future!