Fremantle Prison, Western Australia’s only UNESCO World Heritage-listed built site, is one of Australia’s premier cultural attractions and a ‘must-do’ experience for any visitor to Perth.
Built by convicts in the 1850s and closed as a maximum security prison in 1991, a tour of the World Heritage listed Fremantle Prison is a ‘must do’ activity for any traveller to Western Australia. The empty prison with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent.
Whether you are into history or fascinated by true crime stories the Prison has a range of tours to keep you captivated.
Discover the convict-era history of the Prison on the Convict Prison Tour, explore the daily life of modern-era prisoners on the Behind Bars Tour or get inside the criminal mind and learn about some of Fremantle Prison’s more notorious inmates on the True Crime Tour.
For a spookier experience you can’t go past an eerie night time Torchlight Tour, as your guide delves into the darker side of the Prison’s history, or if you’re looking for a bit of adventure you can descend 20m underground to explore a labyrinth of water tunnels built by prisoners on the Tunnels Tour.
Fremantle Prison’s Gatehouse complex is free to enter and features two visitor museums, café, award winning gift shop and exhibitions in the Prison Gallery.