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Western Australia

Wajuk Country

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison

Discover Fremantle Prison, a fascinating and significant cultural attraction in Western Australia. Originally known as the Convict Establishment, this World Heritage Site was built using convict labour between 1851 and 1859. Explore the prison cellblocks, gatehouse, perimeter walls, cottages, and tunnels.

Experience the history of Fremantle Prison, which was used for convicts transported from Britain before being transferred to the colonial government for locally-sentenced prisoners. Witness the site of more than 40 hangings between 1888 and 1984, as this was Western Australia's only lawful place of execution.

Although the prison closed in 1991, it has been conserved as a recognised heritage site. Visitors can enjoy guided tours, a searchable convict database, an art gallery, a café, a gift shop, and even tourist accommodation. Educational activities for school children, exhibitions, and re-enactments of historical events are also available.

Don't miss the chance to discover prison life and hear about successful and attempted escapes on a tour of the prison. For those seeking an exciting experience, popular night tours of the tunnels are held, focusing on the prison's haunted reputation.

Step into Fremantle Prison and experience a unique piece of Western Australia's history.