Fremantle Prison

Galleries, Museums and Collections

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 Centre, an onsite cafe and an award-winning gift shop.

Fremantle Prison has also won two Australian Tourism Awards for Cultural Tourism – Gold in 2017 and Bronze in 2018.


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 International Interpretive Centre Museums Australia Museums Australia Museums Galleries Australia Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Shop Signature Experiences Visitor Information Centre Walk World Heritage


From AU$22.00

Concession prices also apply (approximately 15 per cent off).

Access to the Prison Gallery, Visitors Centre, Convict Depot, Gift Shop and Café is free.

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