Off the Beaten Path: the Freemantle Prison

by Anglo Brampton Travel - Australia -

The Fremantle Prison is Western Australia's first and only World Heritage listed building - one of the area's most fascinating and significant cultural attractions. Check out any one of four fun and educational tours through the prison.

The history of the museum dates back to the beginnings of Western Australia; its role in the development of the State is unparalleled, and the facility only stopped being a maximum security prison in 1991.

Today he prison is an art gallery, museum and conference center. It is the largest convict built structure in Western Australia and the most intact convict establishment in the nation.

Without doubt, the highlight of a visit to the Prison is the entertaining tours conducted by experienced tour guides who bring the rich folklore and stories of the Prison to life. Tour guides are friendly and upbeat - helpful for mitigating the otherwise heavy material. Don’t miss the intriguing murals created by prisoners in their cells. Choose between a choice of intriguing day tours, spine-chilling torchlight tours and ‘extreme heritage’ tunnels tour adventures.

Museum Website

Prison Day Tours: 

Doing Time Tour - Departs every 30 min between 10am and 5pm

Great Escapes Tour - Departs every hour between 11:45am and 4:45pm

Tunnels Tour (bookings required)

A rugged adventure into sections of the labyrinth of tunnels beneath the Prison. Take a tour both on foot, and in replica convict punts to explore the submerged passageways accessible only by boat.

Torchlight Tour (bookings required)

Wednesday and Friday evenings. An eerie night tour guided by torchlight and full of spooky stories, dark histories, and a number of surprises. Not recommended for children under the age of 10.


Complete list of pricing for the tours

Entry to the Gatehouse is free of charge and includes: the Convict Café, Gift Shop, Prison Gallery and an interactive Visitor Centre.

Address: 1 The Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Telephone: +61 8 9336 9200


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