Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

(4.1/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Fremantle vacation trip planner to visit Fremantle Arts Centre on your trip to Fremantle, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • When in Fremantle, visit the arts centre which is an historic building featuring cutting edge art in a quiet and tranquil centre. They also have concerts in the garden. There is also a lovely small co...  more »
  • Will we had rented a Victorian stone house just meters from the Art Centre the fact is that we went several times in this beautiful Center housed in a picturesque setting (a Gothic building which has housed, among other things, a psychiatric hospital) with a nice garden. The exhibits are interesting and free admission, very rich selection of books for children printed locally, excellent breakfast and coffee are served in the bistro. A great place to mark on carnet.
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  • Can go to Fremantle any time the friendliness of the peoples of Fremantle is outstanding go again for sure. Lots of good restaurants and lots of attractions .  more »
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  • Concerts here are especially great but the art centre itself is a great building with lots to check out. Add it to your list when visiting Freo!
  • Fantastic night at Bernard Fanning concert. Amazing acoustics. Beautiful venue
  • Went to check out a surf exhibit. It was well put together and free :)
  • This place is just beautiful! The front courtyard and cafe is a wonderful place to sit and be inspired. The art gallery itself displays constantly changing exhibitions. Most are excellent, but you might be unlucky. The centre also plays host to a wide variety of free and not-so-free music concerts.
  • One of my favourite places in freo. Historical building. Always nice expo in there. Awesome in summer with the Sunday concerts and pizza.