Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia’s premier cultural heritage sites and tourist attractions. It is the state’s only world heritage-listed building and the only world heritage-listed site in the Perth metropolitan region.
Built by convicts in the 1850’s, Fremantle Prison was used as a place of incarceration for 136 years before being decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991.
Visitors can “step inside and do time” with Fremantle Prison’s experienced guides on a range of fascinating tours. “Convict Prison”, “Behind Bars” and “True Crime” tours highlight convict and prison life, daring escapes and colourful characters in tales laced with prison humour. Visitors with a spirit for adventure can descend 20 meters below the prison to explore a 1 kilometre labyrinth of tunnels by foot and by boat on a “Tunnels Tour” or delve into the darker side of the Prison’s history at night on a spooky “Torchlight Tour”.
In addition to its guided tours, Fremantle Prison also features exhibitions in the Prison Gallery, interpretive Visitor Centre, an onsite cafe and an award-winning gift shop.
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Concession prices also apply (approximately 15 per cent off).
Access to the Prison Gallery, Visitors Centre, Convict Depot, Gift Shop and Café is free.