Fremantle Prison, originally known as The Convict Establishment, is one of Western Australia's premier heritage sites.
In August 2010 Fremantle Prison became the first building in Western Australia to be inscribed on to the prestigious World Heritage list.
Featuring the tallest and largest cell range, it is last and most intact convict establishment in Australia, having been used continuously as a place of incarceration for almost 140 years.
Decommissioned as an operating maximum-security gaol in 1991, the empty prison with its thick limestone walls, solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent.
It is now open to the public seven days a week as an award winning tourist and heritage site suitable for all ages and nationalities. Centrally located, it is two minutes walk from the well known Fremantle Markets and cappuccino strip.
The Prison is rich in folklore and stories of those who have gone before. The Prison's experienced tour guides take visitors on a journey of daring escapes and colourful characters that feature in tales laced with prison humour. Tours are conducted daily.
For a completely different perspective, experience the prison by night on an eerie tour by Torchlight each Wednesday and Friday night. These popular tours offer a few surprises along the way to add to the atmosphere and are not for the faint-hearted!
Or for an extreme heritage adventure join us as we explore the labyrinth of tunnles located 20 metres beneath Fremantle Prison. Tunnels Tour participants must be over the age of 12.
The Prison also offers an interactive visitor centre, Prison Gallery, Convict Cafe and Gift Shop.
Parking and bathroom facilities are available for people with disabilities. As not all areas of the Prison are accessible by wheelchairs, discouted rates are offered to people with mobility disabilities. Free entry for carers.
Open to the public 7 days a week from 10.00am until 5.00pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day).
Bookings are essential for the Torchlight Tours and Tunnel Tours.