Fremantle Prison

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Fremantle Prison was constructed during the 1850s. During Australia’s convict era it housed prisoners transported from England and Ireland. In 1886 the jail was handed over to thecolonial authorities to house locally-sentenced prisoners. The prison closed in 1991. Today the historic building is preserved as an internationally recognized World Heritage Site. Theformer prison houses a museum with artifacts and artwork by former prisoners and hosts a range of exciting tours.

"Step inside and do time" with Fremantle Prison’s experienced guides on a range of fascinating tours, including Convict Prison, Behind Bars and True Crime. These Prison Day Tours highlight convict and prison life, daring escapes and colorful characters in tales laced with prison humour.

Visitors with a spirit for adventure can descend 65 feet (20 meters) below the prison to explore just over half a mile (1 kilometer) of tunnels on foot and by boat on a Tunnels Tour or delve into the darker side of the prison's history at night on a spooky Torchlight Tour.

In addition to its guided tours Fremantle Prison also features an interpretive Visitor Centre, on-site cafe, award-winning Gift Shop and exhibitions in the Prison Gallery.

The Fremantle Prison is located13 miles (22 kilometers) south from Perth and is accessible by public transportation. It’s open every day of the year except Good Friday and Christmas Day. Check the website for tour prices and times.

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Norfolk Hotel
Norfolk Hotel
2.5 out of 5
47 South Terrace, Fremantle, WA, 6160
The price is $85 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$85
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4.3/5 Excellent! (433 reviews)
Free parking & great location in the heart of Freo
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Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Marine Terrace and Essex St, Fremantle, WA, 6160
The price is $140 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$140
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Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (999 reviews)
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Federal Hotel
Federal Hotel
2.5 out of 5
23 William Street, Fremantle, WA, 6160
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Perth. Enjoy a terrace, daily housekeeping, and conference space. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
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