The Round House is the oldest public building in the State of Western Australia. Opened in January 1831, just 18 months after settlement, it was built to hold any person convicted of a crime in the settlement. Run by the Fremantle Volunteer Heritage Guides, the Round House is open between 10.30am and 3.30pm every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday. Entry is by a gold coin donation which goes directly into the upkeep and opening of this historic building each day.