Must see attractions in Fremantle

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    Fremantle Prison

    With its forbidding 5m-high walls, the old convict-era prison dominates Fremantle. Various daytime tours explore the jail's maximum-security past, give…

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    WA Shipwrecks Museum

    Located within an 1852 commissariat store, the Shipwrecks Museum is considered the finest display of maritime archaeology in the southern hemisphere. The…

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    Western Australian Museum – Maritime

    Significant West Australian boats are suspended from the rafters of this sail-shaped museum building. There's the yacht that won the America's Cup race in…

  • Round House

    Completed in 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…

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    Bon Scott Statue

    The most popular of Fremantle's public sculptures is Greg James's statue of Bon Scott (1946–80), strutting on a Marshall amplifier in Fishing Boat Harbour…

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    Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre

    Various classes and workshops, including language, art and crafts, are held at this interesting Aboriginal cultural centre. Booking ahead for most is…

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    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…

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    Fremantle Markets

    Originally opened in 1897, these colourful markets were reopened in 1975 and today draw slow-moving crowds combing over souvenirs. A few younger designers…

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    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…

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    Bathers Beach Art Precinct

    The Bathers Beach area has artists' galleries and studios in heritage cottages and warehouses stretching from near the Round House north and west towards…

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    PS Arts Space

    Independent WA artists display often-challenging work in this repurposed heritage warehouse. Occasional events, including pop-up opera, fashion shows and…

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    Esplanade Reserve

    A large park shaded by Norfolk Island pines between the city and Fishing Boat Harbour. Attractions include a soaring Ferris wheel and a skateboard park…

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    Fremantle Train Station

    Built from Donnybrook sandstone in 1907; no one can say why the swans are white (rather than black), given that only black swans exist in WA.

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    Leighton Beach

    Flat, white-sand beach with tiny waves and no current, just north of Fremantle. Loved by families.

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    Bathers Beach

    In late 2016 Bathers became the first beach in WA to be granted an alcohol licence – you can drink cocktails on the sand if you're in a deckchair in front…

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    Pietro Porcelli Statue

    Renowned Italian sculptor Pietro Porcelli (1872–1943) is responsible for many works around WA. This piece by fellow sculptor Greg James depicts him making…

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    John Curtin Statue

    Statue of former member for Fremantle and WWII Labor prime minister of Australia, John Curtin.

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    Customs House

    Built in 1908 in Georgian style, this heritage-listed building is home to artist studios.

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    South Beach

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

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    To the Fishermen

    Poignant bronze by sculptor Greg James of fishermen landing their catch.