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Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison Review

The former Fremantle Prison, built in the 1850s, is where 44 inmates met their fate on the prison gallows between 1888 and 1964. Tours feature the classic-art cell, where a superb collection of drawings by convict James Walsh decorates his quarters. Reservations are required for the 90-minute Torchlight Tours (evening tours by flashlight). For the 2½-hour Tunnels Tour, visitors are provided with hard hats, overalls, boots, and headlamps before descending 65 feet into the labyrinthine tunnels that run beneath the prison; some of the tour is by boat in underground waterways; reservations are also essential. Access to the Prison gatehouse complex, for a simple wander, is free.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1 The Terrace, Fremantle, WA 6160 | Map It
  • Phone: 08/9336–9200
  • Cost: A$19, including a 75-min tour; Torchlight Tour A$25, Tunnels Tour A$60
  • Hours: Daily 9–5 with tours every 30 minutes from 10 am until 5 pm. Torchlight Tours Wed. and Fri., regularly from 6:30 pm; last tour usually 9 pm. Tunnels Tour at 9:15, 9:45, 10:40, 12:20, 1:40, 2:40, 3:25
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  • Location: Fremantle
Updated: 01-15-2014

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