Fremantle Prison Review
The former Fremantle Prison, built in 1855, 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 essential for the 90-minute Torchlight Tours (evening tours by flashlight). For the 2½-hour Tunnel 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 essential.
- Address: 1 The Terrace, Fremantle, WA 6160 | Map It
- Phone: 08/9336–9200
- Cost: A$18.50, including a 75-min tour; Torchlight Tour A$25, Tunnel Tour A$59
- Hours: Daily 10–5 with tour every 30 minutes, last tour at 5 pm. Torchlight Tours Wed. and Fri., regularly from 6:30 pm; last tour usually 9 pm. Tunnel Tour at 9, 9:45, 10:40, 12:20, 1:40, 2:40, 3:25.
- Website: www.fremantleprison.com.au
- Location: Fremantle
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