Fremantle prison award winners again

Fremantle Prison's Alex Mansfield (Ticketing Officer), Paula Nelson (Director Fremantle Prison) and Steve Green (Tour Guide). Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d489067 communitypix.com.au
Fremantle Prison's Alex Mansfield (Ticketing Officer), Paula Nelson (Director Fremantle Prison) and Steve Green (Tour Guide). Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d489067 communitypix.com.au

Fremantle Prison has been awarded the gold medal for Cultural Tourism at the WA Tourism Awards for the fourth year running.

Fremantle prison director Paula Nelson said it was wonderful for the efforts of the team to be recognised.

“Winning the gold medal for cultural tourism this year was made even more special as previously, State Tourism Hall of Fame inductees were not allowed to enter the awards for the following three years,” she said.“This is the first year Hall of Fame Awards winners are allowed to continue to enter the state awards, which is wonderful as this allows Fremantle Prison to again represent WA in the Cultural Tourism category at the national awards.”

Mrs Nelson said the prison was a goldmine of potential when it comes to new experiences and activities.

“While we remain focused on addressing a conservation backlog, we are committed to providing quality experiences to new and repeat visitors,” she said.

“Highlights from this year include the launch of the Transportation exhibition, a new program of tours including a Convict Tour dedicated to showcasing our world heritage value, and coloured lights on the Gatehouse.”

Next year the prison is expecting host two Icehouse performances and hold different prisoner art exhibitions.