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Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle Arts Centre Review

Like most of Fremantle, the fine, Gothic Revival Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) was built by convicts in the 19th century. First used as a lunatic asylum, by 1900 it was overcrowded and nearly shut down. It became a home for elderly women until 1942, when the U.S. Navy turned it into its local submarine base in WWII. This time has been captured in a new augmented reality iPad tour, accessed via an App which digitally overlays historic content over the present day site. IPads can be borrowed for free or the App can also be downloaded onto your own tablet.

As one of Australia's leading arts organisations, FAC offers an engaging cultural program year-round. Dynamic exhibitions, a gift shop, and an expansive live music and special events program feature throughout the year. In the warmer months, FAC also has free live music on Sundays at 2 pm, and people like to bring picnics and watch.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Finnerty St., Fremantle, WA 6160 | Map It
  • Phone: 08/9432–9555
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 10–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Fremantle
Updated: 01-15-2014

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