Upcoming Exhibitions

Fourteen Decades: A History of Fremantle Prison
02 May 2015 - 02 May 2016

Fremantle Prison Collection: Leg Irons (1860s)

Fremantle Prison Collection: Convict Vest (1850s)

Built by convicts in the 1850s and decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991, Fremantle Prison, with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent.

From convict transportation, segregation and floggings, to its use as a military prison and the last location for executions in Western Australia, join us for Fourteen Decades: A History of Fremantle Prison, an exhibition focusing on how punishment and reform evolved over time across the Prison’s 136 year operational history.

This free exhibition will feature in the front and side galleries and be open daily between 9.00am and 5.00pm daily.