Easily one of my favourite tourist attractions in Perth, and I love how they have developed multiple different tours which are all unique and interesting - my favourite is the underground one through the tunnels but even just your standard walk through the prison is fascinating.
I went to the Freemantle Prison on Hallowe'en. The staff were great, they were dressed up in costume. There was a lot of information about the prison and what Perth was like when it was a "convict colony". They even got me during the tour with some of their scare tactics (because it was Hallowe'en). I highly recommend going to see this place for history buffs and for people who just want to check out a jail.
i hear freemantle prison is very nice this time of year . . .
Amazing place and fun history
How apt to visit a prison, built and guarded by convicts...in Australia! The decommissioned prison today of course is bright and sunny. And with its waterfront real estate, it would almost seem that staying here wouldn't be so bad...until we saw the torture devices on display to remind us that staying in prison (now and then) is never "fun"
Had a great time, did the torchlight tour and the waterways tour both completely different but both very good