Fremantle Prison

We went because this where we are running the site experience workshop on Wednesday but Fremantle Prison (part of the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Site) is certainly worth a visit.  We had a great tour with the Head of Interpretation, Luke Donegan of this evocative, resonate site and were impressed by the thoughtfulness and sensitivity that lies behind the visit experience here.  As we have seen at Kilmainham and Cork in Ireland heritage prisons can attract voyeurism and people with a fascination with the grim and gory which is not always consistent with the heritage significance and honouring the memory of people who died and were incarcerated in these places.

Quote of the day: ‘Conservation is to the heritage fabric what interpretation is to heritage values’. Neat- nice one, Luke.

Advertisements

About susancrosstelltale

Great visits to heritage and natural sites do not happen by accident. This blog is about the work that make special sites great places to visit. I hope it will be useful to visitors and host alike. Find out more at me and my blog.
This entry was posted in Attractions, Australia, Good places to visit, Training, Visit experience. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s