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Fremantle Prison

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We did two tours back to back; the Prison Tour followed by the Behind Bars Tour. What an eye... read more

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Brisbane, Australia
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We were really fortunate just to be the only two on the real crime tour that afternoon and our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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...more
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1 The Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9336 9200
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Reviewed today via mobile

I have been to the prison a number of times over the past 15 years and have always been impressed with the place itself and the guides. Its always something i reccomend to family and friends who visit Perth. Today i went on the convict...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We did two tours back to back; the Prison Tour followed by the Behind Bars Tour. What an eye opener these were! Very interesting, informative and entertaining. Our guides for each tour were both great, Steve and Brett. We booked over the phone. Highly recommended,...More

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FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi JMB - thank you for taking the time to review your visit. It is so great to hear you had a chance to do a few tours and that your visit to the Prison was one of your holiday highlights. We'll be sure to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were really fortunate just to be the only two on the real crime tour that afternoon and our guide Ray was so interesting and so knowledgeable.So much history and so well presented.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I did the True Crime Tour with a friend and had Ian as a guide. I really cannot praise him enough, he was so engaging that the whole tour flew by! Ian told us some important facts about the prison as well as some shocking...More

Thank Georgia D
FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Georgia - It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your True Crime Tour with Ian, he will be so pleased to know you enjoyed his tour. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and hope to see you at the Prison again...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

So much fun loved it! The tour is called the ‘Torch light tour’. Make sure you have a strong heart before you adventure inside. This tour would not be suitable for very young children.

Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed 4 days ago

The guide Brett told us about the convicts who built the prison and their stories of great hardship. He also told us about when it was a local prison and some of the characters who were kept there. His vivid stories made the visit very...More

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Within an easy walking distance from he Freemantle Markets, the friendly staff make a guided tour an amazing experience.

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We purchased the two prison tour package which is a great deal as means the 'second tour is only an extra $10 each. We did Behind the Bars and True Crime as back to back tours (the guides allow 5 mins in between for a...More

Thank Jasmine101Surrey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Can't look through anything without going on a tour. Tours are pricey, & not one tour covers everything, so you need to do several to get a real look around.More

Thank Botway
FremantlePrison, Public Relations Manager at Fremantle Prison, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Botway - We're sorry to hear you think our guided tour prices were a bit expensive. For the benefit of other TripAdvisor users we just thought we would clarify that our Prison Tours start from $22.00AU per adult (with concession, child and family tickets...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Fremantle Prison while holidaying in Perth. Our daughter had recommended a visit there as she enjoyed it on her holiday. We would also recommend it, however the guide who took us on the tour spoke to our group as though we were a...More

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4 September 2018|
Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
We have a number of tours to choose from depending on your point of interest or how much time you want to spend at the Prison. You can choose from the following: • Convict Prison Tour • Behind Bars Tour • True Crime... More
4 September 2018|
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Response from sarah g | Reviewed this property |
We booked when we got there. There are about 4 different types of tour, so you may wish to look if there is anything on their website so you can time your visit accordingly. We just turned up and took the first available... More
9 July 2018|
Response from FremantlePrison | Property representative |
Hi KathB35, unfortunately the stairs inside Fremantle Prison are open, however there are railings and additional netting installed. As an alternative, the Behind Bars tour is entirely on the ground floor of the Main Cell... More