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Tour around the Fremantle Prison

February 1st, 2010

The town of Fremantle is known for being a former prisoners town an even if the Fremantle Prison today might be a popular touristic attraction for many years it was one of the most cruel places of Australia.

The Fremantle Goal was built entirely by convict labour in the late 1800's and only closed in 1991. Considering the harsh treatment for the prisoners it is hard to believe this institution lasted as long as it did. Through the years many convicts had tried to escape the prison but only six ever made it out of the country.

The entrance of the goalThe entrance of the goal

Today the Fremantle Goal can be visited daily and tourists can even take tours into the cell blocks. For the real adventure seekers there is also a night tour available.

Besides a touristic attraction the goal has turned into a public museum where visitors can see the artefacts made by the prisoners during their captivity. There are several information panels, old diaries, sports items, costumes and even some ropes used by the best escape artists.

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Travel Tips for Fremantle Australia:

Where to stay in Fremantle: We stayed at the Anchorage Guesthouse

What to do in Fremantle: Visit the Fremantle Prison, the towns major draw card

Where to eat in Fremantle: Grab a bite on the Cappuccino Strip

Travel Pictures of Fremantle, Australia

  • The entrance of the goal The entrance of the goal
  • Outside the Fremantle goal Outside the Fremantle goal
  • The facade of the Fremantle goal The facade of the Fremantle goal
  • Hand made crafts Hand made crafts
  • Hand built sail ship Hand built sail ship
  • Prisoners rope Prisoners rope
  • Prisoners costume Prisoners costume
  • Photos of the Fremantle Prison Photos of the Fremantle Prison
  • Pictures of the Fremantle prison Pictures of the Fremantle prison
  • Globe with the prisoners journey Globe with the prisoners journey
  • The goals yard The goals yard
  • Old artefacts and diaries Old artefacts and diaries
  • Old letters and documents Old letters and documents
  • The yard The yard
  • A look inside the prison A look inside the prison
  • Tour around Fremantle Prison Tour around Fremantle Prison
  • Old visitors room Old visitors room
  • Spin the globe Spin the globe
  • Photos of Fremantle Photos of Fremantle

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Name: Naomi
Age: 26-33
Travel type: Couples vacation

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Tour around the Fremantle Prison
Continent: Oceania
Country: Australia
City: Fremantle
Period: Dec '09-Jan '10
Lenght of stay: 2 days
Views: 1091

Travel Review

Liked: Very interesting museum
Disliked: It was still a prison..
Trip Rating: Average

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