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Museum of Water

Museum of Water is a radically different exhibition that showcases, in Australia’s driest state, our connection to the world’s most essential life source. Commissioned by the Perth Festival, UK artist Amy Sharrocks and the Museum custodians have been towing their rusty trailer around the State for over a year, turning strangers into friends and liquid into art as they collect watery donations and the memories that go with them. The exhibition is the culmination of the last year’s work. View the ever-growing collection as you walk through more than 500 bottles of water, each with its own remarkable story. There…

Fremantle Bacon Festival 2018

The Fremantle Bacon Festival is back for 2018 – because everything’s better with bacon! On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2018, dig into a celebration of everything bacon at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges. Step inside our bustling market hall to get your fill of local food stalls with special “baconated” dishes, pop up bars, live music and kids’ activities. The Fremantle Bacon Festival will welcome back Cocktail Gastronomy, 3 Little Pigs, Greenhorns Eat House, Carlton United Brewery, Coca-Cola and Southtrade. Plus we’ll welcome new vendors including Scone Crazy and more to be announced. It's also the first weekend of the school holidays and kids under 18 years old are FREE. Your little piglets will enjoy the dedicated kids zone hosted by the Freedom Fairies with activities and face painting to keep them happy. Tickets on sale now at            $10 per person (includes 1 drink token)          Under 18’s free (no drink token)          Buy online for priority entry  


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Day of Love Pop up Fremantle Weddings

Love is love at the Esplanade so we’re celebrating with a pop-up wedding package in Fremantle, Perth on Saturday 21 April 2018. From just $3,500 you can celebrate your special day at one of Perth’s most iconic wedding venues – the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges. The Day of Love wedding package includes a poolside ceremony, celebrant, photographer, reception and accommodation for the Bridal couple. Find out more today at 

Behind the Scenes Fremantle Prison Museum Collection

Join Fremantle Prison’s curatorial team for an exclusive behind the scenes look at the curatorial work spaces of Fremantle Prison’s museum collection. Fremantle Prison holds a diverse collection of approximately 12,000 historic objects. The collection spans the operational life of the Prison from 1855 through to 1991, and has cultural heritage significance due to its association with Fremantle Prison and Western Australia’s history.   Fremantle Prison’s curatorial team will take you behind the scenes into the work spaces of the Prison’s museum collection, discussing how cultural objects are cared for at Perth’s only World Heritage site. After undergoing cleaning and registration,…


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Transportation Exhibition Floor Talk

Join Curator, Olimpia Cullity, as she walks you through Fremantle Prison’s Transportation exhibition, exploring the legacy of Australia’s convict past. Transportation explores the forced migration of over 165,000 men, women and children from Great Britain and Ireland to Australia in the 1700s and 1800s. Focusing on personal stories and the geopolitical influence transportation had on the British Empire, and how convicts helped shape Australian society. Join Fremantle Prison’s Curator as she walks you through the exhibition, focusing on key stories and artifacts, and the exhibition’s journey from concept to delivery. Registration for this event is essential as numbers are limited. Please…

A Morning with Mum Mothers Day Flower Workshop

Spend a morning at The Wild Stem studio and celebrate Mothers Day amongst beautiful flowers! Ashleigh will guide you through constructing a hand-tied arrangement presented in a mason jar, using the best of the season's offerings and in the signature style of The Wild Stem.  The price of this workshop includes 2x spots for you and the lovely lady you'll be treating (Mum, Grandma, Aunty, mother figure...).   

Special events

There are heaps of special events in Fremantle that cannot be missed from one off events, annual events including Fremantle International Street Arts Festival and special occasions to celebrate throughout the year. Want to know what’s on in Fremantle check out our event listings.