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 1850s, 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. Prison Day 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 one 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 Centres, an onsite cafe and an award-winning gift shop.
In February 2018 Fremantle Prison was announced as the gold medal winner for Cultural Tourism at the 2017 Australian Tourism Awards.
Australian Tourism Accreditation Australian Tourism Export Council Cafe Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Family Friendly History & Heritage Interactive Centre Interpretive Centre Museums Australia Museums Australia Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Shop Visitor Information Centre Walk World Heritage
Concession prices also apply (approximately 15 per cent off).
Access to the Prison Gallery, Visitors Centre, Convict Depot, Gift Shop and Café is free.