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Transportation Exhibition

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition Transportation examines the forced migration of convicts from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries. Transportation presents the stories of men, women and children forcibly sent to convict sites around Australia, exploring the social tragedy of the convict system as a whole as well as individual stories of personal achievement. Exhibiting convict material from the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales), Western Australian Museum and the Prison’s own collection, Transportation demonstrates the impact…

3 Hour Tall Ship Sail

Tall-ship sails on the STS Leeuwin II are an adventure for the whole family! Not only will you and your family be able to experience sailing on an 1850’s style barquentine ship, you will be able to look back and admire the beautiful Fremantle coastline from a unique and spectacular viewpoint. We invite those of all ages to join in the activities, no sailing experience is required however we are an active sailing ship, so a low level of fitness is good to have. Help our crew haul the lines, take the helm and why not try some climbing aloft? If you just want to enjoy…

Abrolhos Adventure 1908

The Leeuwin Youth Explorer voyages are the greatest tall ship adventure for youth. This week-long voyage departs from Fremantle and arrives into Geraldton this April!  Our voyages enable you to surround yourself with active new friends, develop skills for the workplace and to test your personal limits. A day on board We run a working ship, so during the voyage you will be part of a whole heap of hands-on activities, from: - Navigating the ship and taking the helm - Setting and furling the sails - Climbing the masts and working aloft - Standing watch while sailing through the night Weather conditions, watch…

School Holiday Escape Tours

Let the kids escape these school holidays on Fremantle Prison's exclusive kids only 'Escape!' Tour. They are guaranteed to have fun while learning about this amazing site. Designed for children aged 5 to 12 years old, these special tours cost $12.00 and are running at 10.00am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the April school holidays (excluding Good Friday and Easter Monday). Children will visit the sites of numerous dramatic escapes through the Prison’s history. Along the way their Tour Guide will tell a number of tales of daring, desperate and dangerous escapes from Fremantle Prison. This tour is strictly for…

School Holiday Locked Up Tours

With its walls, gates, bars and cells, Fremantle Prison was designed and built as a place of incarceration. These school holidays on the exclusive kids only 'Locked Up!' Tour, children can find out more about life on the inside. Designed for children aged 8 to 12 years old, these special tours cost $15.00 and are running at 10.00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the April school holidays (excluding ANZAC Day). Kids will step inside and explore Fremantle Prison as a place of incarceration for both convicts and prisoners. From prisoner processing and mugshots, to daily work and activities, kids will be…

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Behind the Scenes Fremantle Prison Museum Collection

Join Fremantle Prison’s curatorial team for an exclusive behind the scenes look at the curatorial work spaces of Fremantle Prison’s museum collection. Fremantle Prison holds a diverse collection of approximately 12,000 historic objects. The collection spans the operational life of the Prison from 1855 through to 1991, and has cultural heritage significance due to its association with Fremantle Prison and Western Australia’s history.   Fremantle Prison’s curatorial team will take you behind the scenes into the work spaces of the Prison’s museum collection, discussing how cultural objects are cared for at Perth’s only World Heritage site. After undergoing cleaning and registration,…

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History of Aboriginal Incarceration at Fremantle Prison

Uncover the legacy of indigenous incarceration at ‘Walyalup’, a story of sadness and survival.Join Fremantle Prison’s experienced Tour Guides and learn about the confronting history of Aboriginal incarceration in Fremantle and Western Australia. Aboriginal people have been incarcerated in Western Australian prisons since the early days of the colony, first appearing at Fremantle Prison in 1858 when the convict and colonial prison systems were merged. By 1954, the number of Aboriginal prisoners had increased significantly, with men, women and children incarcerated in great numbers. This was in part due to a legacy of discriminatory legislation that resulted in differential treatment…

Floor Talk Protest and Unrest Exhibition

Join Curator Olimpia Cullity as she walks you through Fremantle Prison's new exhibition, focusing on key stories and artefacts, and the exhibition’s journey from concept to delivery. 'Protest and Unrest at Fremantle Prison' explores the ways in which prisoners reacted to and railed against their imprisonment and the conditions under which they lived. Several protests are examined in detail, using personal accounts from prisoners, officers and the administration.  The exhibition also showcases objects never displayed before, such as improvised weapons from the 1988 riot, an electric battery box and prisoner graffiti, presenting a confronting view of life inside.Registration for this event is…

Army Museum of Western Australia

The Army Museum of WA has a collection that encompasses material from the pre-federation period through to the present day, covering both peace-time army units as well as the involvement of West Australians in all major conflicts and operations that Australia was engaged in throughout this period including the South African War, World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War, South Vietnam and the more recent operations such as East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. The role of women's services in many of these major conflicts and operations is also integrated with the museum's displays covering these. Highly recommended as one…

Bar Hop

Bar Hop is a walking tour company operating in both Perth & Fremantle. The concept is simple. We visit three bars in three hours and the focus is on having fun! We’re all about meeting new people, so whether you haven’t been out in a while, can’t decide where to head out his weekend, or you’re from out of town and you’re just visiting Fremantle, Bar Hop has a great night out all ready for you to enjoy.

Blue Destiny Boat Charters

Spend an awesome day or evening, cruising the river or ocean, relaxing on deck, or join our regular snorkelling or scuba diving tours of the beautiful Fremantle waters.  You have the option of cruising up the Swan River or enjoying a visit to Carnac or Rottnest Island. Enjoy a private party cruise or join our regular snorkel and scuba diving group day trips to Rottnest Island. The boat is very comfortable for party charters or snorkelling & diving day trips.  Blue Destiny is available for private charters, snorkelling & scuba diving day trips see www.bluedestiny.com.au

Boutique Cruise

What a lovely way to spend an evening, cruising  the river,  sitting on the deck, watching the sun go down over a glass of wine. You might  even see dolphins, JOY! You will  see the city lit up at night, awesome! and be  in plenty of time for dinner in one of Perths great restaurants. The boat is very comfortable, and there are even blankets and complimentary hot drinks to to keep you warm and cosy on cooler evenings, but you are very welcome to BYO and we will provide you with a glass, and ice!! Moonshine 11 is also available for charter and schuba diving see www.boutiquedive.com.au…

BucketList Diver

Learn to Scuba Dive in Perth or enjoy a days diving or snorkeling at beautiful Carnac or Rottnest Island. Perhaps a river cruise to see the city lights is more your thing.

Captain Cook Cruises WA

Captain Cook Cruises is Perth's premier cruise company, offering it's guests a chance to experience Perth and Fremantle from a completely unique perspective, with picturesque cruises along the beautiful Swan River.Cruises depart from Fremantle at Victoria Quay (B Shed) every day at 11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 3.45 pm, arriving in Perth's CBD at the magnificant Elizabeth Quay (Barrack St Jetty). Unlimited tea and coffee is available to you as your Captain points out all the sights including some of the magnificent homes overlooking the river, the Royal Perth Yacht Club, Kings Park and much more. You may even be lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins along the way!…

Carnac Island Half Day Sail

Spend a half day aboard the luxurious 'Capella', she's the iconic Yellow Cat thats hard to miss!  Step off into the waist deep crystal blue waters and frolic with friendly Sea Lions or head off for a snorkel. If the easterly is up no worries!... The western side of Carnac is an absolute delight with high limestone cliffs plunging into the water and a truly spectacular anchorage perfect for paddling the kayaks around. Tour includes a spectacular morning tea and refreshments

Clue Chase

We are an outdoor room escape in Fremantle. You'll need to solve a series of puzzles to complete a secret mission.. Should you choose to accept this mission you have 1.5 hours to complete it.

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Tours

Fremantle is well known for its range of wonderful attractions. Discover the stories behind them and enjoy one of the various tours on offer including tours of Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Maritime Museum or hop on a tram tour and take in all of the Fremantle attractions.