The Joy of Museums

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Historical Buildings and Exhibits of the Fremantle Prison

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Fremantle Prison, sometimes referred to as Fremantle Gaol or Fremantle Jail, is a former Australian prison and World Heritage Site. The six-hectare (15-acre) site includes the prison cellblocks, gatehouse, perimeter walls, cottages, and tunnels. The prison closed in 1991, and in 2010 was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Australian Convict Sites.

Among the many historical buildings and exhibits in the Fremantle Prison, the following are some highlights:


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Photo Credit: By GordonMakryllos (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons