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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.

  • Chalky’s Espresso Bar
  • 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
  • This is an iconic first jail in fremantle. it is not creepy. you can even see arts layout from it to the street view. the place nearby the coastal, so you will get a beautiful scenery of the sea behind it. you also can try to ring a bell inside the jail.

  • The Fremantle Round House is the oldest public building in WA, and it is interesting to see the old pile of stones and the individual chambers that served as jail cells. There were a lot of old pictures and exhibits which made the visit very educational.

  • If possible pop some gallery lighting over the pictures inside the cells. Maybe put all the pictures around the centre well and have a shade over them. An enjoyable day

  • 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.

  • Was lovely and the staff vary noligable watch the canon fire at 1pm absolutely great will be back

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