Museums

Remarkable Rome

Join us for a celebration of all things from ancient Rome, as we dig into this world to uncover the story behind the exhibition Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue. Explore our Roman military uniform touch-table as well as our In Fashion toga draping and Roman ladies’ costume demonstration. Decorate your own paper-craft centurion helmet to take home, or craft a ​colourful mosaic frame or picture. You can also decorate a Roman battleship and watch it sail across our digitally animated screen!Activities free. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply.

STEAMSub Marvellous Mosaics

Develop your artistic side with us in this STEAMSub workshop as you make your own Venetian glass mirror mosaic. Learn how to create your artwork with some of the materials and techniques that ancient Romans developed. From an archaeological point of view, mosaics are a priceless record of everyday life in ancient Rome – what people valued, what they wore, what they ate, what tools and weapons they used, even information about flora and fauna. Roman mosaics are more than just art – they are a valuable archaeological source. Note: This workshop requires construction skills, ​techniques and equipment that are…

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Lost in Time and Place Electrocity Ensemble

A collaboration between students and staff from St George's Anglican Grammar School combining sampling, looping, orchestral and contemporary instruments, live electronics, and sound design. Immerse yourself in the sounds of our city interwoven with live original composition; surprising, enchanting, haunting, beautiful, edgy.Presented by St George's Anglican Grammar School Music Department.

Songs of the Sea from Fremantles original shipsters

Welcome on board with The Lost Quays and prepare for the calm and the storm with shanties and other songs of the sea! Traditional and original material, a cappella with some guitar, mandolin and accordion, we perform with energy and good humour, and relish a strong audience connection. We have sailed in numerous festivals and events across WA.

Harbour Sundays 2018

Harbour Sundays presented by RTRFM 92.1 and the WA Maritime Museum Fremantle's favourite Sunday get together is back at the WA Maritime Museum. RTRFM and the WA Museum team up to bring you five weeks of stella live, local music at Perth's most picturesque venue. Spend Sunday evening with us on the balcony of the Maritime Museum as the sun sets on the banks of Fremantle harbour. Live, local music in paradise.​​  HARBOUR SUNDAYS 2018 PROGRAM  Sunday January 28Delilah Rose and The GunslingersKat Wilson TrioDJ Jas Hughes (Drivetime)  Sunday February 4Grace SandersJacob DiamondDJ Lorraine Clifford (Drastic on Plastic, SMCD)  Sunday February 11Human…

Wriggly Reptiles

Are your kids (or you) mad about animals? Have you always wanted to meet a real live reptile? Now's your chance, with this interactive Wriggly Reptiles show. You will meet local snakes and lizards, with the chance to touch or even hold the reptiles. Friday 9th Feb show will be Auslan interpreted. Wriggly Reptiles is limited to 3+ years*, but will be followed by a free Q for adults older kids, including another round of holding animals that you might have missed out on because the young kids got all the attention! Parents with young children, you will be able to…

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Sugar Blue Revue | Fringe World 2018

Enjoy Sensational Burlesque, Vaudeville antics, Circus, Comedy, Vintage dances in 2018 Fringe World show by Sugar Blue Burlesque! Join vintage cabaret troupe, Sugar Blue Burlesque, for their gorgeous new one hour classic burlesque show, Sugar Blue Revue, reminiscent of the underground clubs pre 1950’s. Perth’s premier Cabaret troupe, Sugar Blue Burlesque, presents Sugar Blue Revue! A one-hour show performed over 2 nights at the WA Maritime Museum at 6:30pm, Friday 9th & Saturday 10th February as part of the 2018 FRINGE WORLD program. You will be treated to a visual feast of eye-popping striptease, elaborate vintage costumes, with authentic vintage dances, comedy, circus, music and crowd pleasing theatricality! Hosted by the…

Sugar Blue Revue by Sugar Blue Burlesque

Join vintage cabaret troupe, Sugar Blue Burlesque, for their gorgeous new one hour classic burlesque show, Sugar Blue Revue, reminiscent of the underground clubs pre 1950’s. You will be treated to a visual feast of eye-popping striptease, elaborate vintage costumes, with authentic vintage dances, comedy, music and crowd pleasing theatricality!

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Women Like Us starring Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs

Two of Australia's most loved stand up comics are Women Like Us. Mandy and Ellen are two Mullumbimby mums who leave nothing unsaid in this hilarious show covering all the important topics like selfies, sex when drunk, control brief undies and waxing, just to name a few. Having performed this show over 60 times all over the country, they leave people gasping for breath, declaring "They're just like us!" The show is like therapy, but much more fun and a heap cheaper! Middle aged women are supposed to be invisible, but these two are bigger and louder than ever -…

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Army Museum of Western Australia

The Army Museum of WA has a collection that encompasses material from the pre-federation period through to the present day, covering both peace-time army units as well as the involvement of West Australians in all major conflicts and operations that Australia was engaged in throughout this period including the South African War, World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War, South Vietnam and the more recent operations such as East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. The role of women's services in many of these major conflicts and operations is also integrated with the museum's displays covering these. Highly recommended as one…

Duyfken Replica Ship

Take a step back in time aboard this amazing replica of a 16th century Dutch sailing ship. Embark on an audio guided or self-guided tour of this unique ship and discover the Dutch maritime story that saw the first Europeans make land fall on the shores of Australia in 1606. Duyfken conducts her sail on Swan River from December 2017 to March 2018 and will not be on exhibition to the general public.

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…

WA Maritime Museum

Located on Victoria Quay, Fremantle, perched overlooking the Indian Ocean and Fremantle Harbour, the WA Maritime Museum displays some of Western Australia's most unique maritime pieces. Collected over many years the wide range of exhibits include the winning Americas Cup Yacht (Australia II), an Oberon class submarine - HMAS Ovens, the Welcome Walls, Jon Sanders' Parry Endeavour and many other iconic vessels from WA's maritime history. The WA Maritime Museum also hosts many exhibitions in their unique galleries throughout the year and is the perfect place to explore and learn about the history of the WA coastline. Also worth a visit and…

WA Shipwrecks Museum

The WA Shipwrecks Museum is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere. The Museum is housed in 1850s-era Commissariat building and has since been restored to its historic glory. Steeped in history, the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA's treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh plate, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.


Fremantle museums

If you're searching for things to do in Fremantle, then check our listings of museums. Fremantle is home to the Western Australian Museum Shipwreck Galleries, the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere and the unmistakable building that houses the Fremantle Maritime Museum. Museums are fun and educational, perfect for community groups, schools, families and universities. See our list of museums for iconic attractions in Fremantle.