Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

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Built by convict labor and opened as a psychiatric hospital called "Asylum for the Criminally Insane," Fremantle Arts Centre is known nowadays as a thriving creative space. The center attracts over 3,000 people to its outdoor concerts and almost as many to its exhibits and other art events throughout the year. Visit the galleries to see the latest trends in contemporary art. Inside you'll also find the offices for the Fremantles Art Center Press, a publishing house that puts award-winning authors to press. Plan to see Fremantle Arts Centre and other attractions that appeal to you using our Fremantle trip site .
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  • My family and I visited here on a wet day. Very good thing to do in the rain! The displays were of a very high standard and the atmosphere was lovely as it is situated in a very old and interesting st...  more »
  • The Arts Centre is just outside Fremantle centre so it was worth catching the Red CAT bus which stops just outside. The building is a former psychiatric hospital and has an attractive feel. There are ...  more »
  • Good place to drop into and see what the creative people from Freemantle are turning their hand too. Lots of things to look at, buy and be inspired by. Added bonus was it was free to enter.  more »
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  • Wonderful place. Go for coffee or a snack, concerts, exhibitions or become a member and join various art classes. Broaden your horizon, surround yourself with beauty and find inspiration from art.
  • Always a beautiful place just to walk into and sit for a while. A warm summers day and a free band make it perfect. Ahn intimate concert for 200 in the courtyard or a full blown band gig in the main arena. The beer is expensive but it is everywhere where you can't take your own. Recently went and viewed a great indigenous art exhibition, free, so always something to enjoy even if it's just an hour of solitude.
  • The place is so relaxing and the building itself is historical building in fremantle. It is a good place for photographic pictures
  • Great art exhibitions, art courses for fun and fulfilment, classy shop with up market craft, a bookshop, small selection, but great illustrated books for kids - all in a building with character, and an interesting history. There's also a cafe serving coffee, cake and light lunches, inside or in a courtyard garden. Well worth a visit. In summer there are a variety of free music events outside.
  • Very good art shop. Prices very reasonable.

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A good alternative to staying in busy Perth, the port city of Fremantle offers atmospheric lodgings in many of its well-preserved buildings from the 19th century. Available for both long and short stays in the city, these rental properties offer lots of privacy and all the modern conveniences you need, all just a walk away from the city's main attractions. If you're traveling on a budget, consider Fremantle's mid-range hotels and backpacker hostels, many of which you'll find near the main train station.
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