The Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia's premier heritage sites, centrally located in the heart of the port city of Fremantle. The Prison was built by convicts in the 1850s and was closed as a place of incarceration in 1991 after 136 years of continuous use. It was opened to the public in 1992 as a tourist site and in recognition of its heritage value.
An ongoing series of major projects for Fremantle Prison that have included an integrated wayfinding and interpretive graphics strategy, Tunnels Complex interpretive signage, and two separate visitor centres interpretive signage installations.
The guiding principle that underpinned our signage strategy was to ensure new signage would have minimal impact on the physical as well as spatial fabric of the site, but remain clearly identifiable to visitors and where possible have signage serve more than one purpose. The size and weight of all materials used was also taken into consideration to minimise fixing points and all work was designed to be reversible.
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