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  • Address: Captains Lane, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
  • Timings: 10:30 am - 03:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +618-93366897
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Heritage Building

The Roundhouse is the oldest building in Fremantle, dating back to 1831. It has been used for a variety of purposes since then and is now open for visitors who want a slice of history. Try to reach before 1:00 pm when the’ dropping of the ball’ ceremony takes place. That is the highlight of the visit to Roundhouse. Underneath the building, there are tunnels made of sandstone that have a intriguing history as a place used to capture whales.

  • There are a number of bus stops near the Roundhouse. The ones near Challenger Institute, Phillimore street and Peter Hughes Maritime Museum are the closest.

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  • Roundhouse Restaurant and Tearooms
  • Villa Roma

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  • Roundhouse Address: Captains Lane, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
  • Roundhouse Contact Number: +618-93366897
  • Roundhouse Timing: 10:30 am - 03:30 pm
  • Roundhouse Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Roundhouse(preferred time): 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Roundhouse: 00:30 Mins
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  • 95% of people who visit Fremantle include Roundhouse in their plan

  • 65.29% of people start their Roundhouse visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Roundhouse

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

67.01% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Roundhouse

People normally club together South Beach and Western Australian Maritime Museum while planning their visit to Roundhouse.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Loved the historical value and character of the place. Excellent view too, and has a wonderful field at the top with an excellent breeze which is a great location for a picnic! The beach is also a walk away, along with plenty of eating places (with great fish & chips if that is your thing) - a little on the pricey end though.

  • The best part of the roundhouse is the look from the outside. Nothing of note "inside." You can go behind it to look at a canon, or stay on the front steps to get an interesting visual display down High Street.

  • Great bit of West Australian history. Not a full day out but a good stop off if you are visiting Fremantle. They also fire the canon at 1300 (1:00pm) be sure to catch that if you can 😁. Lots of volunteers with extensive knowledge of the history and very willing to share.

  • Easy to miss but you shouldn't! It's one of the very old and original prison in Fremantle. Very small, would probably take you only about 15-20minutes but definitely worth going. It's entry by donation and the volunteer guides have been extremely fun and informative. Try out the punishment equipments and see what crime you're charged for!

  • Small but perfectly formed old monument. Lots of informative panels explaining the history of the place. Great views of the surrounding area.

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