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Bathers Beach Art Precinct

The Bathers Beach Art Precinct is part of the conservation and activation work around the historic Arthur Head area of Fremantle, Western Australia. The area is of historical significance for indigenous Australians and European settlement of Western Australia. The precinct is home to more than 20 established and highly respected sculptors, painters, photographers, Indigenous artists, a ceramic artist and designers, one of which is the famous sculptor Greg James who created the sculpture of the fisherman at Fishing Boat Harbour. Other artists include Joanna Robertson, Jenny Dawson, Peter Zuvela, Ann Land, Carol Hazel, Caroline Thompson and Tessa Joy. Studios Kidogo Arthouse, Wild Twig, Studio 11, Glen Cowans' stunning underwater photography and just around the corner Wolrd's End Studio and Ann Land's Studio at the end of Mrs Trivett Place. The precinct also includes the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre. It is an area that is evolving into a vibrant arts precinct with open studios, exhibitions, workshops, markets and festivals, that is rapidly being recognised worldwide for its beauty, heritage and the talent of the artists within it. The precinct itself includes links through to Victoria Quay and the Western Australian Maritime Museum, by boardwalk to Fishing Boat Harbour and the historic West End of Fremantle and overlooks Bathers Beach and the Indian Ocean. It encompasses the J Shed Artists Studios, the Round House studios on Captains Lane, WA's oldest building the Round House, the Whalers Tunnel, Kidogo Arthouse, Arthur Head Heritage site where Ann Land's Studio and the World's End Studio are situated (at the end of Mrs Trivett Place). Fremantle Blue CAT Bus stop 17.

Behind the scenes tour

Every Wednesday and Sunday join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Western Australian Museum–Shipwreck Galleries. See and hear first hand how a number of objects and artefacts are treated and conserved as you are led on a private viewing through maritime archaeology and conservation work areas. Bookings essential 1300 134 081

Chocolateria San Churro

Lose yourself in our chocolate inspired menu which is delicious, indulgent, addictive and a whole lot of fun! Like the Spanish, we believe that life is for living... San Churro's menu boasts a chocoholic's menu to die for - everything from churros and hot Spanish chocolate, to premium shakes, coffee, ice-cream, fondues, decadent deserts and cakes. Churros is the signature dish and is freshly made to order, served with a cup of melted couverture chocolate, imported from Spain. Perfectly washed down with a traditional Spanish hot chocolate or a premium espresso coffee, it is an authentic and delicious experience.  

E Shed Markets

Located in a magnificent historical warehouse building on Victoria Quay, right in the centre of the Fremantle Port, E Shed Markets is a stone's throw from the Fremantle Train Station and right next door to the Fremantle Maritime Museum and the Rottnest Ferry Terminals. With a massive licensed alfresco terrace looking over Fremantle's picturesque working harbour, E-Shed Markets is the only waterfront market in Western Australia. From here you can watch the boats and ships pass by whilst enjoying your meal either outdoors or indoors.   Fremantle's E-Shed Markets attracts thousands of locals and visitors. They come for the international food and music, local handicrafts, antiques and collectables, fashion both vintage and new, fresh organic fruit and vegetables, the warm aroma of a coffee and friendly banter from stall holders.

Escape Hunt Perth

The Escape Hunt experience is an activity that is sweeping the world. You are locked in a room that witnessed a crime over 100 yrs ago in old Fremantle. Your challenge is to find the clues and solve the puzzles, that will lead you to the villain. A game that will challenge your deductive and puzzle solving skills. Played as a team of between 2-5 players. The whole experience including photo opportunities and refreshments will take approximately 1.5 hrs

Fremantle Arts Centre

The Fremantle Arts Centre offers both men, women and children a wide range of events, workshops and courses, music shows, art exhibitions plus a wide range of culturally diverse experiences throughout the entire year. The Fremantle Arts Gallery brings both an historical and beautiful atmosphere to each arts and cultural event that it hosts, no matter the genre. The Fremantle Arts Centre is an historic building which first opened its doors in 1864 as the convict established Fremantle Lunatic Asylum and Invalid Depot, offered support in WW1 and WW2 and then re-opening in 1972 to host exclusive and unique art and cultural events for the people of Fremantle and beyond. The Fremantle Art Centre is the perfect example of a building that has kept a unique array of the Fremantle culture and continues to give back through its abundance of Fremantle arts that are currently on display and available to the public. Entry to Fremantle Arts Centre grounds and exhibitions are free. Course enrolments and ticket sales are still available from www.fac.org.au. General enquiries and course bookings can also be made on 9432 9555. * Fremantle Arts Centre is operated by the City of Fremantle.

Fremantle CAT Bus

The Fremantle CAT (Central Area Transit) is a free bus service that operates around the Fremantle central business district. The blue CAT services depart every 10 minutes and the red CAT services depart every 15 minutes. Both services run seven days a week, including public holidays except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The service operates during these times: Monday to Thursday 7.30 am to 6.30 pm Friday 7.30 am to 8.00 pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10.00 am to 6.30 pm. The Fremantle CAT buses are easily accessible with kneeling actions – a driver activated entry ramp and low floor. To board, simply wait at any CAT stop – they're all shown on the Fremantle CAT bus map and timetable.

Fremantle City Library

Fremantle Library has ideas for everyone, and miles of inspiration contained inside. Want to find out what to read next? Ask our staff who can suggest some great titles . Enjoy a coffee whilst browsing magazines and newspapers, or catch up on some DVD binge watching or music from local acts. Get ebooks and emagazines for your commute – see our downloads page or ask our friendly staff for tips.   Fremantle History Centre is a treasure trove of historical information and photographs from ye olde Freo. Find out the origins of your Fremantle home and learn how to research your ancestry. There’s free wifi and computers for everyone, and enquire about our tech help sessions if you’ve like to find out how to use your iPad or laptop better. Grow together with your children at story time and other programs and share the love of reading and the joy of visiting the library. Everyone is welcome, and membership is free to WA residents – head to the library and sign up today!

Fremantle Markets

The Fremantle Markets has rightfully earned itself a reputation as one of the best destinations in Fremantle for locals and tourists alike, as well as a leading source of independent wares and produce. Fremantle Markets is undoubtedly one of the best and most well-known markets in Western Australia as it offers fresh and local produce, a great atmosphere plus many more great attributes. Most importantly- it's free to enter! Which makes it a great day out for the entire family! Walk the Fremantle Markets Heritage Trail, attached, to explore the unique place the market has in the city’s history. This brochure will help you discover the atmosphere, architecture and tales that lie behind one of the most famous attractions in Fremantle. If you haven't yet visited the Fremantle Markets, or need a reminder why it's so great, here are our top eight reasons to visit: 1. heritage architecture2. rich history3. hub of events4. fresh local produce5. organic goods6. market bar7. Indigenous & independent products8. music & atmosphere. Located on South Terrace in the heart of Fremantle, the Fremantle Markets are very easy to locate! Our opening hours are: The YardFriday 8.00 am till 8.00 pmSaturday, Sunday and Monday public holidays 8.00 am till 6.00 pm. The HallFriday 9.00 am till 8.00 pmSaturday, Sunday and Monday public holidays 9.00 am till 6.00 pm.  

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison is one of WA's premier tourist attractions and in 2010 became the first building in Western Australia to be inscribed on to the prestigious World Heritage list as part of the Australian Convict Sites. In 2015 the Prison was announced as the gold medalist in the categories of Major Tourist Attractions and Cultural Tourism at the Western Australian Toursim Awards. Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison was used as a place of incarceration for 136 years before being decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991. The empty prison with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent. Visitors can "step inside and do time" with Fremantle Prison's experienced guides on a range of fascinating tours. Prison Day Tours highlight convict and prison life, daring escapes and colourful characters in tales laced with prison humour. Visitors with a spirit for adventure can descend 20 meters below the prison to explore a one kilometre labyrinth of tunnels by foot and by boat on a Tunnels Tour or delve into the darker side of the prison's history at night on a spooky Torchlight Tour. Fremantle Prison has been ranked 9th in a list of Australia's top 10 landmarks compiled by travel website TripAdvisor as part of the annual Travellers' Choice Awards! In addition to its guided tours Fremantle Prison also features exhibitions in the Prison Gallery, Interpretive Visitors Centre, onsite Cafe and an Award Winning Gift Shop. Visit the historic Fremantle Prison today!

Fremantle Trams

Nobody else can show you Fremantle like this tour can. Going to places larger vehicles and public transport cannot reach and with local driver guides whose knowledge is second to none! Since 1985 Fremantle Tram Tours has been providing guided tours to thousands of visitors to Fremantle aboard our replica 'trams'. With the entertaining and educational commentary provided by the driver our passengers quickly discover the authentic charm of Fremantle that makes it Western Australia's most visited city. Hop on and off at any of the six conveniently situated stops and we'll show you Fremantle from its bustling harbours, it's beautifully preserved architecture, the convict built Fremantle Prison and the famed Cappuccino Strip and Fremantle Markets.With our industry partners you can easily upgrade to a Prison tour or Swan River cruise with or without lunch and a Perth Explorer open top bus tour of Perth and Kings Park

Hoyts Millennium Fremantle

HOYTS Millennium is located in the heart of Fremantle, just off the popular Café Strip and screens the latest blockbuster releases. HOYTS Millennium showcases 4 cinemas including two 3D auditoriums. It is home to a 500 seat capacity Xtremescreen, with a big screen and big sound, movies are better in HOYTS Millennium's Xtremescreen!

Japingka Gallery

See great Aboriginal art at Japingka Gallery, new exhibitions in upstairs gallery, huge stockroom, always 100s of Aboriginal paintings on view from all areas of Australia. The gallery is located on two levels of a heritage 1880s warehouse in Fremantle's West End. The Directors have worked with Aboriginal artists for 30 years, and major artists and emerging communities are all well represented. Visiting artists and the best in contemporary Aboriginal art - open 7 days in Fremantle, or view exhibitions & artists profiles online.  Japingka Gallery is delighted to present a wonderful collection of recent paintings by renowned Utopia artist Gloria Petyarre. Gloria, who was born around 1945 on Atnangkere country at Utopia in Central Australia, remains one of the most popular artists of the Contemporary desert movement. Today Gloria lives predominantly at Mulga Bore (Akaye Soakage) and her language is Anmatyerre. Gloria is considered the most productive of the Petyarre Sisters all of whom are well known Aboriginal artists, including Kathleen Petyarre, Nancy Petyarre, Violet Petyarre and Ada Bird. They all share the same Dreamings, including including Arnkerrth, the Mountain or Thorny Devil Lizard, Awelye, the women’s body design and stories related to a variety of Bush foods.

Little Creatures Brewing

Little Creatures Brewing was born out of the love of great beer shared by a few good mates.   We're pretty proud of our Fremantle brewery and we welcome visitors from far and wide every day.   Little Creatures Fremantle Brewery is made up of 3 venues;  Great Hall Grab a Pale Ale and a pizza and soak in the brewery chaos or wander into our backyard to enjoy your beer and nosh in the sunshine. We have an open door policy, so everyone is welcome to walk in any time without a booking and just hang out. The venue was once used as a crocodile farm and you can still see some of the original infrastructure. The beer comes direct from serving tanks pumped straight from the brewery, so it doesn't get any fresher. An open kitchen is on show, just as our brewery is open for all to see, and produces great, fresh food that goes perfectly with beer, such as pizzas straight from the wood fired over and our famous frites. Breakfast in the Brewery: Saturday & Sunday 9-11am (large groups welcome) Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am-11 am for brekkie overlooking the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour!  Perfect for the family, big groups or to cure that pesty hangover, Little Creature's has got your morning needs covered with hearty breakfasts, tasty pastries, fresh coffee and of course-beer! The Great Hall is open daily.   Large groups are welcome,  No reservations needed. The Brewhouse-  AKA our cellardoor  Located within the brewery, you can come in the Brewhouse to try our range of tasty beers, take a tour or just have a chat to our band of Hop Heads about all things beer and brewing. Brewery Tours You can jump on a guided tour of the brewery and learn about all things brewing along with the Little Creatures story.  Tours are every day at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Tours include learning about all the great ingredients we use, along with a tasting of all of our beers and ciders. To join, head on into the Brewhouse just before we start and sign up. It's just $15 per person (sorry kiddos, 18+ only). The Brewhouse is open daily.  Large groups are welcome,  No reservations needed. Just popping next door…CREATURES NEXTDOOR Nestled just around the corner from Little Creatures and overlooking the Fishing Boat Harbour,  Creatures NextDoor provides a laidback space to enjoy a tasty ale and take in the fantastic views.  Creatures NextDoor is open daily, noon to late.         

Luna on SX

Luna On SX is located midway along Essex St, which runs off Fremantle's famous café strip on South Terrace. Luna on SX has it's own unique Freo thing going on. Hidden down a laneway between Norfolk and Essex Streets, Luna on SX can sometimes feel like your own private movie house. Fully licensed with a comfortable outdoor sitting area you can sip and feel the Fremantle Doctor cooling you down. If you're coming down to a see a movie why not make a day of it and visit any number of the attractions in Fremantle. Markets, live music, art galleries, beaches, raw food, buskers - it is all here. Worried about parking? Don't be - we are a mere five minute walk down Market Street from the Fremantle Train Station, which is where any Fremantle bus will also drop you. (Stop 8 & 9). There are also plenty of bike racks and parking can be found in several car parks around the corner from Luna on SX on Marine Terrace.

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery

The Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery is a City of Fremantle subsidised exhibition space that promotes a diverse range of contemporary art. Located in Fremantle's historic west end, this heritage-listed venue has been an important part of Fremantle's art community since 1994. It is particularly suited to emerging artists and recent graduates due to its low cost gallery spaces and central location. * Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery is operated by the City of Fremantle.

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