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Fremantle Arts Centre

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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...more
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Fremantle Arts Centre 1 Finnerty St | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9432 9555
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building is an example of colonial gothic architecture built by convict labour. The construction commenced in 1861 and opened in 1865. Over the years the building had many uses, from its original purpose as a psychiatric hospital and an “Old Women’s Home”. During WW2...More

Thank Graeme T
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I attend Fremantle Arts Centre at least once a year taking classes and workshops. Highly recommended with informative, professional and knowledgeable teachers.

Thank Moody R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This imposing and beautiful old building, with alleged resident ghost, is home to art galleries now. Take a stroll and enjoy a cuppa or lunch in the walled garden.

Thank I H
Reviewed 24 June 2018

A tour of this Iconic building is a must when in Fremantle. The free Fremantle Bus runs past this building every 15 to 20 minutes. It has a great cafe for you to have breakfast or lunch daily and gift shop. Great bands perform there...More

Thank Rina M
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Went there this morning. Receptionist never lifted her head from computer to say all galleries were closed as they were preparing for new exhibition. Sign outside stated Arts Centre open. Visitors from Scotland not impressed with their reception at this venue.

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

A fantastic haven of the arts. Changing exhibitions, Sensual Nature and Native Australian art. A quaint coffee/snack cafe and a good gift shop, lots of locally made items. Staff fantastic.

Thank PARIS522
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

A large group of us (20) visited the art centre to watch stereophonics and we were absolutely DISGUSTED to see the que to the ONLY bar was over an hour long. Just ONE bar. 4 staff. Disgusting for a venue holding so many people to...More

Thank OnYourTravels17
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Wandered into the Arts Centre without really having intended a visit and have to say I don’t know why I didn’t have it on my “things to do” list already! The building and grounds are lovely, very quiet and relaxing, and the galleries themselves are...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 23 March 2018

The 1860's building and gardens worth a visit alone give its expansive stone design. Garden was delightful quiet respite as small children streamed in for art classes. Art itself ranged from modern and local, experimental, to some classic 19th century European. Will depend on exhibits...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Possibly depends upon what is on exhibit. During our visit is was a waterworks exhibition, which was interesting enough but not necessarily everyone's taste, and an "art centre" in the broadest terms of art. Don't think art gallery. The shop has some nice stuff, but...More

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