Fremantle

Fremantle is a very popular destination for visitors to Western Australia. Whether you want to soak up the heritage ambience or just chill out on South Terrace whilst enjoying a meal or some of the great coffee Fremantle is famous for, there is something for everyone.

Army Museum is located in the historic artillery barracks and showcases Western Australia's military history. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11.00 to 4.00

City of Fremantle Heritage Trails offer the visitor a number of ways to experience Fremantle. Explore the history, culture and even shops and fashion offered by this vibrant port city.

Fremantle Arts Centre is house in the 1864 convict built Lunatic Asylum and Invalid Depot. This imposing building is an excellent backdrop for concerts, performances and exhibitions. The shop is well worth a look as well.

Fremantle Festivals provide visitors with a host of great experiences - there is always something happening.

Fremantle Markets are held Friday to Sunday every week and are a must do for weekend visitors to the city. Whether you are looking for art, craft tasty food or fresh produce you will find it all here along with entertainment and much more.

Fremantle Prison was built in the 1850's by the convicts it was to house. It was used as a prison right up until the early 1990's and now provides a unique insight into life in prison both in modern and colonial times. A number of tours are available and if you are feeling brave why not try a ghost tour or the extreme heritage tour of the tunnels under the prison.

Fremantle Tram gives a unique way to get a view of the city, its heritage and the best places to visit.

Round House was the first permanent building in the Colony built between 1830 and 1831. It is open daily from 10.30 - 3.30 with friendly volunteer guides on duty. Entry is by gold coin donation.

Victoria Quay is Fremantle's historic wharf and in addition to being part of the working port it is also home to the WA Maritime Museum and EShed Markets which are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Rottnest Island Ferry leaves from C Shed and the sailing ship Leeuwin II can be found at B Shed. Some cafes and shops are open all week.

WA Maritime Museum can be found at Victoria Quay and features a series of welcome walls commemorating Perth's immigrant population as well as some spectacular displays telling the stories of WA's maritime endeavours. Included in the collection is Australia II the boat which won the America's cup.

WA Maritime Museum Shipwrecks Gallery focuses on marine archaeology and tells the story of the many exciting ship wrecks on the Western Australian Coast. The most famous story is the tale of the Batavia that was wrecked off the Abrolhos ISlands near Geraldton in 1629 and like all good ship wreck stories tells of mutiny, murder and mayhem.

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Our Office hours are from Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


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Heritage is integral to the vibrant life and prosperity of Western Australia.
General Enquiries

Level 2, 491 Wellington Street, Perth WA 6000

PO Box 7479
Cloisters Square PO WA 6850

T: (08) 6552 4000
Freecall (regional): 1800 52 4000
F: (08) 6552 4001
info@stateheritage.wa.gov.au