Prison Tour (1 hour duration)

Departs: Daily at 9.45am, 10.15am, 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.00pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.45pm, 5.15pm
Prices: Group Concession Rate (10+): $17.00pp

Step inside and explore Fremantle Prison from its convict origins in the 1850’s until its closure as a maximum-security gaol in 1991.

Take a visual journey back in time in the Main Cell Block where you can view life as it was for both convicts and prisoners. What type of cell would you prefer to be in? 

Discover how time was passed in the yards, while marvelling at original prisoner works of art. Pray for redemption in the Anglican Chapel and laugh as our entertaining guides show you the lighter side of Prison humour.

From shackles and isolation, to walls, gates, gun towers and razor wire, Fremantle Prison was designed and built as a place of incarceration. Join our experienced guides to see where many daring and dangerous escapes were attempted by convicts and prisoners alike. Become acquainted with bushrangers and escape artists, such as Moondyne Joe, and marvel at his escape proof cell.

Looking at providing your group with a longer sentence? Prison Tours can also be extended into a Day Tour Package consisting of two 1 hour versions of our Doing Time and Great Escapes Tours. Please contact our group bookings officer on 08 9336 9210 or email groups@fremantleprison.com.au for more details. 

Torchlight Tour (1.5 hour duration)

Departs: Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6.30pm
Prices: Adults: $26.00pp, Group Rate (10+) : $22.00pp, Concession: $22.00pp, Child: $16.00pp

Are you feeling brave? Explore the darker side of the Fremantle Prison story at night on an eerie tour by torchlight. Cringe at the ghastly, the rotten, the wretched and the inhumane experiences and events in the prison's history. Featuring the Main Cell Block, solitary confinement, whipping post, the gallows and the morgue, these tours are not for the faint hearted.

Be warned – there are a few surprises along the way!

Tour Warning

Children must be accompanied by an adult (18+). This experience involves a number of surprises and is not recommended for children under 10 or anyone with a weak heart or other health issues that may be aggravated by scares. 

Please note: Torchlight Tours can be arranged on nights aside from Wednesday and Friday by request, and subject to availability. For tours on alternative nights there is always a minimum cost of $800.00. For more information about holding a Torchlight Tour on a different night, contact the Functions Officer on 08 9336 9205.

Tunnels Tour (2.5 hour duration)

*Restrictions Apply*

Departs: Daily at 9.00am, 9.45am, 10.40am, 12.20pm, 1.40pm, 2.40pm, and 3.25pm
Prices: Adults: $60.00pp , Group Rate $55.00 (10+ adults), Concession: $50.00, Child: $40.00 per child
Wheelchair Accessibility: Not available

Do you need a prison adventure? Get into your hardhat, slip into your overalls and pull on your boots and charge your headlamps before locking into the ladder system and descending 20 metres into the depths below.  Trek through sections of the labyrinth of tunnels on foot, then board the replica convict punts to explore the submerged passageways accessible only by boat. Discover original blast holes, bores, oil lamp recesses and artefacts from the days when working in the tunnels was hard labour for prisoners.

Tour Requirements

  • Minimum age is 12 years. Children between the ages of 12 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult (18+).
  • People between the ages of 12 and 17 years must have the declaration form co-signed by an adult
  • Cameras are encouraged but cannot be taken down into the tunnels. Lockers are provided for safe storage of items while on tour
  • Participants must be physically fit and able.  If you are an expectant mother or are recovering from a medical procedure, you are advised not to participate on this tour
  • Visitors must be able to fit into the compulsory safety equipment provided. This includes helmet, life jacket, harness, coveralls and boots. A range of sizes is available. If you have any concerns please ask the Visitor Services staff at the time of booking
  • Alcohol breath test applies (must have less than 0.05 reading)
  • Long hair should be tied back
  • Pants, jeans or shorts are recommended
  • BYO socks
  • A declaration form must be read and signed by each participant

Tour Warning

This experience involves climbing down and back up a 20 metre ladder.  It is not recommended for those with a fear of heights. The tunnels are approximately 2 metres wide and as low as 1.5 metres high in some points.  It is not recommended for people who suffer from claustrophobia. The tour involves ladder climbing, walking while stooping (not crawling) and paddling small boats.  You must advise your guide of any health issues that may affect your ability to complete this tour.

Does your group require more than one Tunnels Tour? If you require more than one tour you may also be interested in arranging a special 30 minute Highlights Tour of the Prison for each group. Highlights work best if booking the 9.00am and 9.45am or 2.40pm and 3.25pm timeslots and are a great way to occupy each group if you would like to arrive and leave together. Please contact our group bookings officer on 08 9336 9210 or email groups@fremantleprison.com.au for more details.

Senior's Tour & Tea Package

Departs: Daily at 9.45am, 10.15am, 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.00pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm
Price: $15.00 per person (30 minute tour) or $24.00 per person (1 hour tour)

Looking for a unique activity for your Seniors Group? Fremantle Prison has designed the Tour and Tea Package with you in mind. Step inside and explore Fremantle Prison from its convict origins until its closure as a maximum-security gaol and then visit the Convict Cafe for a delicious Devonshire Tea.

  • Tours are available as a 30 minute or 1 hour duration.

Bookings are essential. Minimum two to three weeks notice preferred.  Bookings can be made by telephone (08) 9336 9210, email to groups@fremantleprison.com.au or by completing the online request form available here. For your convenience booking details will be passed on to the Convict Cafe who will contact you to arrange your Devonshire Tea options. Payment for the tour component will be made directly to Fremantle Prison. Payment for the Devonshire Tea will be made directly to the Convict Café

 

  • Prices valid until 30 June 2017
  • Exclusive Day and Tunnels Tours and the Senior's Tour and & Package require a minimum payment for 10 people
  • Exclusive Torchlight Tours require minimum payment for 30 people
  • Carers admitted free of charge on presentation of valid Companion Cards. 1:1