Top Choice Historic Building in Fremantle

Fremantle Prison

With its foreboding 5m-high walls, the old convict-era prison still dominates Fremantle. Daytime tour options include the Doing Time Tour taking in the kitchens, men's cells and solitary-confinement cells. The Great…
Top Choice Museum in Fremantle

Western Australian Museum – Maritime

Housed in an intriguing sail-shaped building on the harbour, just west of the city centre, the Maritime museum is a fascinating exploration of WA's relationship with the ocean. Well-presented displays range from yac…
Top Choice Museum in Fremantle

Western Australian Museum – Shipwreck Galleries

Located within an 1852 commissariat store, the Shipwreck Galleries are considered the finest display of maritime archaeology in the southern hemisphere. The highlight is the Batavia Gallery, where a section of the h…
Gallery in Fremantle

Fremantle Arts Centre

An impressive neo-Gothic building surrounded by lovely elm-shaded gardens, the Fremantle Arts Centre was constructed by convict labourers as a lunatic asylum in the 1860s. Saved from demolition in the 1960s, it hous…
Historic Building in Fremantle

Round House

Built from 1830 to 1831, this 12-sided stone prison is WA's oldest surviving building. It was the site of the colony's first hangings, and was later used for holding Aboriginal people before they were taken to Rottn…
Market in Fremantle

Fremantle Markets

Originally opened in 1897, these colourful markets were reopened in 1975 and today draw slow-moving crowds, combing over souvenirs such as plastic boomerangs and swan-shaped magnets. The fresh-produce section is a g…
Beach in Fremantle

South Beach

Sheltered, swimmable, only 1.5km from the city centre and on the free CAT bus route.
Beach in Fremantle

Coogee Beach

Coogee is 6km further south of South Beach.
Museum in Fremantle

Army Museum of WA

Situated within the imposing Artillery Barracks, this little museum pulls out the big guns, literally. Howitzers and tanks line up outside, while inside you'll find cabinets full of uniforms and medals.
Historic Building in Fremantle

Samson House

A well-preserved 1888 colonial home owned by the National Trust.