Fremantle Arts Centre
Fremantle Arts Centre
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Fremantle Arts Centre works to create an environment which brings people together in the active exploration of cultural ideas. With over 150,000 visitors a year, FAC is one of WA’s most dynamic multi-arts organisations, offering a rich cultural program of exhibitions, residencies, art courses, music and events on a historic site. FAC is an ambitious organisation that celebrates quality and the high standard of our programming is recognised on both a national and international level. Contemporary exhibitions, courses & workshops that inspire, a shop filled with the finest WA made wares, an expansive live music program and special events throughout the year. Open daily 10am – 5pm. Free admission.
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Joan P
Perth, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The well-stocked book shop and the local creative art work in the shop and the delicious food in the 'Canvas Cafe under the shady trees are all worth the visit. But then .. you have several lovely gallery spaces with a changing variety of Art works of many styles; and the truly absorbing story and glimpses of this historical grand old colonial building. What good fortune that a thoughtful City Council (and persuasive citizens) caused it to be saved and renovated over 50 years ago. An artist's delight to have a studio there. It is a great place for Children to visit. and there are often lovely concerts and shows there. Definitely put it on your 'Freo' List. More than once!
Written February 14, 2020
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Richard R
Fremantle, Australia52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
Having been an asylum, a Naval barracks, a technical school and now an arts centre, this historic Gothic Fremantle icon is well worth a visit. After browsing the art exhibitions, the courtyard cafe is an ideal place for coffee or light lunch. The tree shaded gardens are also good for picnics and children.
Written September 19, 2020
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Theresa D
Perth, Australia1,094 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
All kinds of art here in the former spooky asylum .
The gift shop, Found, is full of locally crafted treasures.
There is often a display of art to see and the variety of art classes changes throughout the year. Lovely shady grounds good for alfresco eating
Written January 9, 2021
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rob27898
Port Kennedy, Australia463 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
we ventured up to the gallery from the Capuchino Strip just to take a look.

The site is nice with impressive buildings - we believe it used to be an asylum?

The gallery's (2) were short and sweet but if you've not into gallery's then i would avoid as im not sure you will get much from it.

we were there about 30 minutes having wandered around both gallery's quite quickly although there were people milling around outside, there wernt many inside.
Written January 7, 2020
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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
This is always an interesting place to visit. Good exhibitions, a range of books, and a gift shop with great local craft. For something with a rather depressing history as a 'lunatic' asylum, it always feels very peaceful sitting in the courtyard. No ghosts perhaps. The cafe wasn't open on the day we visited but a pleasant young man made some great toasties for us out of a caravan. A beautiful sandstone gothic building.
Written March 29, 2023
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Christopher B
Epping, UK78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I visited the arts centre on a recent trip to Fremantle while staying in Perth.
The centre is based in a beautiful building and has a shop, book shop, cafe and information desk. I saw an interesting exhibition which was free to view. Helpful and well informed staff made me feel welcome.
Written January 28, 2020
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2Ad2Ch
Perth, Australia96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is one of the many amazing old historical buildings in Freo, you cannot drive past it, it's just that interesting. Opened in 1864 as a home for Lunatics and Invalids (yikes) it's had a chequered history, to say the least. However, reading about it on the internet and going to the actual place where it all happened are two completely different things. The three art exhibitions that were on when we were there were okay, but we went mainly to see the history and the beauty of the old building. However there was nowhere set up with the history or photos or anything like that. One would have thought that they could put one room aside to take a nod to the past, and let visitors know the history, get a feel for the past, to have that as one of the 'experiences' one could enjoy while there. It just seemed odd, but perhaps that's just us. We like to read about what went on in historical buildings, what types of people lived there, what their lives were like, etc, but there was none of that. We came away feeling a bit cheated. Perhaps that's just the modern way of doing things, leave it all on the internet and hope people read it there. Seems a shame though.
Written August 21, 2022
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Professional-Pilgrim
Alberta, Canada1,349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is an adventurous museum, showing very contemporary art. That may not be to everyone's taste, but we found it impressive. Of particular interest was the show on "Preppers," people who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Great restaurant on the premises. The Centre has an interesting history.
Written February 2, 2020
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Jonique Life
Australia1,605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
This place is stunning! There is street parking nearby (paid) not suitable for a caravan. It is free entry with a lovely cafe inside also. The vibes here are excellent with great art displays.

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Written January 25, 2022
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Grifology70
Melbourne, Australia390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Went to see the building as much as the art. What a grand structure it is. Saw an exhibition of indigenous art and would have bought plenty if I could afford it. Free entry helps!
Written April 11, 2021
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