- 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
Roundhouse - Review
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.
How To reach Roundhouse by Public Transport
- 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.
Restaurants Near Roundhouse
- Chalky’s Espresso Bar
- Roundhouse Restaurant and Tearooms
- Villa Roma
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Things to Know Before Visiting Roundhouse
95% of people who visit Fremantle include Roundhouse in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
48.99% of people start their Roundhouse visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Roundhouse
69.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Roundhouse
Roundhouse, Fremantle Reviews
Worthwhile place to visit while strolling around Fremantle. Nicely restored and staffed by knowledgeable volunteers. Beautiful outlook over the Indian Ocean and the waterfront precinct. Don't miss the 1pm canon and time ball. They use real gunpowder so bring ear plugs and stand back.
Really pretty spot overlooking the bay and port area. There is a historical canon firing and lowering of a timing ball at 1:00pm (1300) that is fun for kids to watch, and the precinct has great cafes and shops galore.
She's pretty windy on a wet winter evening, but well worth the visit. Make sure to check out the tunnel under the Roundhouse....and take a photo up the street opposite. You'll see what I mean. It's a short walk from either the Fremantle Train Stain or the Esplanade station. I got a TransPerth SmartRider card. Easy to get around.
Take a stroll to it after a meal at the tasty fish and chips and you will find historical objects laying ahead of you. You can find the amazing optical illusion artwork walking down the stairs beside the roundhouse.
Situated on Arthurs Head at the west end of Fremantle is the Round House, the first colonial prison to be built in the area until the Fremantle Prison was completed. This is a favourite place of mine to come to for a relaxing coffee and spectacular views. Entry to the Round House is via gold coin donation and is open everyday from 10.30am to 3.30pm. At 1pm sharp the canon is fired from the rear of the Round House and is a popular event to watch.
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