Do time and explore Fremantle Prison’s history as a maximum-security prison.
Fremantle Prison is Western Australia’s premier heritage attraction delivering a diverse range of unforgettable visitor experiences.
Built by convicts in the 1850s and decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991, Fremantle Prison is the largest convict-built structure in Australia and the most intact convict establishment in the southern hemisphere. In recognition of its heritage significance it is currently the only World Heritage listed building in Western Australia.
Visitors can ‘step inside and do time’ with Fremantle Prison’s experienced Guides on a range of fascinating, educational and entertaining daily tours highlighting the daily life of convicts and prisoners, view museum displays in the Gatehouse complex or visit themed exhibitions in the Prison Gallery.
Discover the convict history of Western Australia’s only World Heritage-listed building.
From convicts to prisoners, discover the 140-year history of Fremantle Prison.
Discover 140 years of prisoner art and explore the Fremantle Prison Collection.