Maritime Museum

Front entrance to the Western Australian Maritime Museum

Fremantle has a long maritime history as a major port in Western Australia. Along with the Shipwrecks Museum, the Maritime Museum provides a glimpse of the importance of maritime industry to the coastal city. The museum is made up of a number of galleries with various aspects of Western Australia’s maritime relationship. One of the … Read more

Town Hall – Fremantle Visitor Information Centre

Fremantle Visitor Information Centre

Fremantle Visitor Information Centre is located in the heart of the tourist district with several attractions to experience the history of Western Australia’s early settlement. The visitor centre is located in the Fremantle Town Hall and offers general tourism information, guides on events, and free brochures and maps. The town hall was built in 1886, … Read more

Round House

Roundhouse in Fremantle

The Round House is one of several buildings on what was called Gaol Hill. The Roundhouse is the oldest public building in Western Australia, the first permanent building opening in 1831 only 18 months after the settlement. Beneath the Round House is a tunnel that was constructed to link the Bathers Beach whaling station to … Read more

Fremantle Prison

Entrance arch to the Fremantle Prison, made of stone with a central arch opening with a clock at the top and flanked by two octagonal towers

Fremantle Prison is an Australian convict era establishment, operating for around 140 years between 1852 and 1991. It started as a convict prison, first called The Establishment before being renamed to Fremantle Prison in 1867. It took over from the Round House as being the primary prison for the Perth region. The archway to the … Read more