Step inside, do time and explore Fremantle Prison’s history as a maximum security gaol from 1887 to 1991.

Find out how a convict built prison transformed into Western Australia’s primary place of incarceration for men, women and children.

Walk back in time through the Main Cell Block and exercise yards. Learn about the daily routine of prisoners and the realities of life on the inside.

Tour Details


Daily, every hour from 10.30am until 4.30pm


Tour length 1 hour 15 minutes

$22.00 per adult | $19.00 per concession | $12.00 per child | $62.00 for a family pass

This tour is available as part of the following packages:

Wheelchair access


Please note: Fremantle Prison is currently undertaking conservation works which may impact the use of wheelchairs in certain parts of this tour. These works are due for completion in November 2022.

Audio guides Japanese, French, German, Korean, Mandarin, English and AUSLAN handheld audio guides are available
Bookings Bookings are not essential for this tour but are recommended during peak times or if you require a specific timeslot || By phone +61 8 9336 9200 

Whilst visiting relatives in Perth, we'd been recommended this as a 'must do' visit so today we 'did do'. Our tour - 'Behind Bars' was interesting, illuminating, funny, sad and just a downright superb lesson in the history of this fascinating place. Our guide struck the perfect balance of humour, entertainment and factual interest, but without losing the focus on what was a pretty awful place to exist. Very highly recommended.

Richard J - TripAdvisor

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  • Prices listed are valid until 30 June 2023

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