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Welcome to the Fremantle Markets! Established in 1897, the Fremantle Markets are much more than a must see destination. They are an icon; an enticing collection of all that makes Fremantle so fantastic. Watch the eclectic mix of locals and tourists. Smell the unique aromas of fresh produce and exotic flavours. See the fascinating fusion of music, art and culture.
Experience over 100 years of remarkable heritage, and sense the atmosphere that is distinctly Fremantle.
‘Step inside and do time’ at Fremantle Prison, one of Western Australia\'s premier visitor attractions.
The Prison was built by convicts in the 1850s and was continually used as a place of incarceration and punishment for almost 140 years. Decommissioned as an operating maximum-security gaol in 1991, the empty prison with its thick limestone walls, solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent.
Visitors are entertained daily by experienced guides on Prison Day Tours that run every 30 minutes between 10am and 5pm.
Adventurous visitors can explore the labyrinth of tunnels 20m beneath the Prison by foot and by boat on a Tunnel Tour from 9am daily.
Brave visitors can delve into the darker side of the Prison’s history on a spooky Torchlight Tour every Wednesday and Friday evening.
Prison Day Tour - adult $17.50 child $9
Tunnels Tour - adult $59 child $39
Torchlight Tour - adult $23 child $13
The Western Australian Museum provides an insight into Western Australias history and environment. Situated in Perths cultural precinct and close to public transport facilities, the Museum offers a wide range of permanent and travelling exhibitions.
International exhibitions and MuseumLink displays and events enhance the Museums permanent displays. Absorb the atmosphere and enjoy the contemporary, historical and cultural exhibits.
Eagles heritage is a home to permantly disabled birds of prey and owls which had been handed in and cared for by volunteers.
When you visit eagles heritge, your admission and purchases help them to continue there work in the area of wildlife conservation. The public face of Eagles Heritage is the 1km walk, where visitors can view many different species of native Australian raptor, and the twice daily flight displays, showcasing the natural behaviours and abilities of our beautiful birds.
Now fully restored, the Gaol is a complex of men’s cell blocks and some warders\' quarters, built in 1852 for Imperial convicts shipped to WA as artisans and skilled labourers.
Women’s cells, the Great Hall and more warders\' quarters were constructed of brick between 1872 and 1875. At this time the complex was also used as a colonial prison.
The Gaol was last used as a police lockup in the Great Depression of the 1930s. Extensive restoration from 1989 to 1996 returned the Gaol\'s condition to its original state. Cells, warders\' quarters and the Great Hall contain displays pertinent to the times and usage of these stark quarters.
Lovers of old buildings will be inspired by the free style interpretation of classical architecture evident in the Fremantle Town Hall. Home to the tourist office on the ground floor, it is a great spot to start your walking tour of Fremantle. The Italian-style architecture was designed by the well-known Melbourne architects Grainger and D'Ebro with a richly decorated tower and steep mansard roof, the building also features a black swan which is the emblem of Western Australia. Officially opened in 1887, it has been fully restored to its original grandeur.
Fremantle is a thriving cultural hub with a diversity of beautiful buildings with richly decorated façades. Wander the streets and enjoy historic sites such as the Roundhouse, Fremantle Prison and The Markets.
Just a thirty minute drive or train ride from the City, Fremantle Town Hall is an important icon of Western Australia’s history.
The Fremantle War Memorial, located at Monument Hill in Fremantle, is surrounded by beautiful rose gardens and well maintained lawns. It offers almost 360-degree views of Fremantle, and is an ideal vantage point to look out over Fremantle Harbour and Garden Island.
Take some time out to relax on the lawns and enjoy the view whilst you reflect the true meaning of the memorial and appreciate the meaningful architecture.
Designed by architects J F Allen and C H Nicholas, it is constructed out of Toodyay Stone and was built and unveiled in 1928. A time capsule was placed in the monument on the day of unveiling.
Surrounded by an eleven acre reserve, the main memorial is encircled on three sides by eight smaller memorials. The memorial commemorates World War I and II, the Korean War, Malayan Emergency and Vietnam War.
Gallery East represents emerging and established contemporary Western Australian artists, as well as specialising in the traditinal and contemporary arts and crafts of Japan - particularly Japanese prints. The gallery holds 12 exhibitions each year. The work of its artists can be accessed on the gallery website.
Gallery East is the leading gallery specialising in original Japanese prints.
The Museum houses a number of galleries that explore Western Australia’s relationship with the sea.
From leisure boats, pearling luggers and handcrafted sailing boats through to the winning America’s Cup yacht, Australia 11, visitors will be inspired by these iconic vessels and Western Australia’s rich maritime heritage.
The Oberon class submarine – HMAS Ovens – is another major attraction with daily tours by experienced guides (fee applies).
HMAS Ovens is a former Royal Australian Navy Oberon Class submarine. It is a major iconic object and attraction for the Western Australian Museum - Maritime. The Museum offers a special guided tour through the submarine that will give you an idea what it would have been like to serve in this Cold War vessel.
Daily tours run during normal opening hours from 10.00am to 4.30pm (Last tour starts 3.30pm - no advance bookings available for 3.30 tour on weekends)
Make your visit memorable by going underground with a retired miner, marvel at the gold pour demonstration, strike gold in the panning ponds, explore the galleries and exhibits and take a relaxing stroll through the Chinese Garden of Remembrance.
Venture 36 metres underground with a retired miner. Experience what it was like for the original miners, who worked with a pick, shovel wheelbarrow and winch during.
Watch a gold pour demonstrations in the original 1920s Paringa Mine Gold Room.
Exploring the past by wandering through the historic precinct. Wander into the National Bank, Duketon Hotel and the miners' huts.
Try your luck at finding a nugget at the gold panning ponds. By the end of the day you may not have struck it rich but you may have got the bug - gold fever.
Only an hour from Perth, Riseborough Estate is a spacious modern Winery / Cellar Door and Fine Art Gallery built on a hilltop with spectacular views over the valleys of Gingin. It is located on Petersen Rise off Mooliabeenie Road which connects the historic towns of Gingin and Bindoon in the Chittering Valley.
The vineyard produces mainly red wines, consisting of twenty acres of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Grenache and Pinot Noir.
Riseborough Estate is part of the Chittering Valley Wine Trail and the Astronomers Abbots and Artists Trail. A Fine Art Gallery has been established upstairs with interesting contemporary exhibitions always on show.
Wonderful local specialities such as cheeses, olives, oils, tappenade and dukkah are available from the gift shop, as well as ice creams and soft drinks. Enjoy a picnic under the beautiful flowering gum - taking in the stunning views whilst savouring a great drop!
See the fully restored locomotives from the BHP Iron Ore railway at the Don Rhodes Mining and Transport Museum in Port Hedland. Be in awe of the ingenuity of the road, rail and transport technology which facilitated the significant industrial growth in the East Pilbara during the last century.
Welcome to the Regal Theatre!
For the past 75 years The Regal Theatre has been the centre point of popular entertainment – from Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in the 1930s to Slim Dusty and Barry Humphries in the 80s and 90s to the Johnny Cash Story and John Cleese in more recent years.
This much loved icon lives up to its name with its majestic facade and art deco charm.
Join us in the heart of Subiaco for a memorable night at the theatre.
Since opening on Christmas Eve in 1904, His Majesty's Theatre has become one of Western Australia's most-loved heritage icons.
A stunning example of Edwardian era architecture, the building is the design masterpiece of architect William Wolfe and contractor Gustav Liebe, who constructed the theatre for Perth businessman and one-time Lord Mayor of Perth, Thomas G Molloy.
Built during the Gold Rush boom of the early 20th Century at a cost of 42,000 pounds, His Majesty's Theatre and its adjoining hotel took around two years to complete.
Borrowing architectural elements from the 19th Century theatres of England and Europe, this magnificent creation was described in the theatre's opening night programme as "among the finest of its kind in the Commonwealth".
One of the theatre's most impressive features at the time was the dome roof, which was designed to improve ventilation in the auditorium. The dome slid open sideways so that on a typically warm summer evening, the audience could benefit from the cooling effects of the open roof.
His Majesty's Theatre was named after the reigning British monarch of 1904, King Edward VII. It is believed to be the only remaining working Edwardian theatre in Australia, and is one of only two remaining His Majesty's Theatre's in the world.
The Perth Concert Hall is situated between St Georges Terrace and Terrace Road, it is located near Government House, the Supreme Court Gardens and the Swan Bells, with a view to the Swan River.
The Perth Concert Hall was constructed between 1971 and 1973 on land that was originally part of the Government Domain. It was built by Sabemo (WA) Pty Ltd to a design by architects Jeffrey Howlett and Don Bailey. The building was opened in January 1973.
Since its construction, the venue has been in continuous use as a centre for musical performance, and for other events such as school and university graduation ceremonies, business conventions and civic functions.
The Subiaco Arts Centre, formerly Subiaco Theatre Centre, and prior to that the Subiaco Town Hall, was constructed in 1957. The design, by Architect Peter Parkinson of FGB Hawkins and Desmond Sands, is post-war international style. It was based on the Corbusier Modular design system, a system of proportioning which combines the Fibonacci number system with the average dimensions of the human body. The Town Hall was constructed within the Rankin Gardens which are bound by Hammersley, Hensman, Bagot and Rokeby Roads. Rankin Gardens and the buildings within form the Subiaco Civic Precinct.
The journey of the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia involves many years of reports, consultations, plans and individual effort in getting a purpose-built contemporary and city based theatre for the people of Western Australia.
Department of Culture and the Arts commissions theatre consultant Graham Walne to undertake consultation about the potential structure and possible locations for a new performing arts venue. Fifty one organisations, groups and individuals are involved in the consultation process, which agrees the venue should house primarily drama and contemporary dance and consist of a main theatre with a capacity of 525-575 seats, and a studio space with a capacity of 200 seats.
As one of Australia’s first drive-in operators and the company responsible for the construction of Perth’s first cinema complex, The Cinecentre, Ace Cinemas has, since the 1950’s, been synonymous with the growth and diversification of Western Australia’s independent cinema industry.
Through entering an affiliation with Grand Cinemas under The Movie Masters banner in the mid-nineties, Ace Cinemas has confirmed its interest and position within the industry and continues a range of innovative new developments throughout Perth.
Now with three state-of-the art venues, both metropolitan and regionally based, with cinemas in Midland, Rockingham and Subiaco, Ace Cinemas offers movie-goers a range of sophisticated modern venues and reinforces itself as a leading independent exhibitor in the Australian cinema industry today.
Carousel La Premiere - For comfort, quality and service visit Carousel La Premiere. Enjoy an unsurpassed movie experience with gallery style seating, giving you unobstructed views from your luxurious custom made sofa seat for two. La Premiere has a dedicated concierge and reservation service and guests can relax in the exclusive licensed lounge and enjoy a selection of light meals and carefully selected beverages.
Carousel IMAX - Hoyts moviegoers can experience movies in the most powerful and unique way, with The IMAX Experience®!
IMAX® deliver the most immersive cinematic experience in the world. The combination of IMAX®’s powerful digital projection system, specially designed screen, digital surround sound system and unique theatre geometry creates the sensation of being IN the movie.
Bean Bag cinema is a revolutionary experience - it's the new Hoyts chill out zone and the only cinema where you can enjoy the latest quality blockbusters from the comfort of your very own deluxe beanbag. A world-first in cinema design, this is entertainment at its coolest! Bean Bag cinema is about comfort, fun and kicking back in your own individual style.
Distinctly unique, with a fresh and funky vibe, Bean Bag cinema is the the perfect function alternative for those after something a little bit different!
Hoyts is proud to bring you Mums and Bubs sessions twice a month, on a Thursday (check your local cinema online for the session times), and it's not just mums who're invited. Any adult carer - mum, dad, granny, nanny, auntie is welcome. It's $9.00 for adults and kids under 5 are absolutely free.
There's a place to change a nappy and the lights stay dimmed for feeding. So come and enjoy a well earned break.
Hoyts Corporation has become one of the world's leading entertainment companies. Hoyts Australia and New Zealand owns and operates 55 cinemas with over 448 screens and more than 75,000 seats. Hoyts Cinemas are located in all mainland states of Australia, including: A.C.T, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia and also located on both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The recent acquisition of both the A.M.C circuit in Queensland and the Berkeley Cinema Group in New Zealand further cements Hoyts Corporation as the largest single-brand movie exhibitor in Australia and New Zealand.
Welcome to the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
The Art Gallery of Western Australia, founded in 1895, occupies a precinct of three heritage buildings on the south-eastern corner of the Perth Cultural Centre. The Gallery houses the State Art Collection, which includes one of the world’s finest collections of Indigenous art, the pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art and design, as well as Australian and International art and design.
Through the Collection, our associated programs, and stimulating exhibitions we offer Gallery visitors unique and exciting experiences of historic and contemporary Australian artists, and bring the art of the world to Western Australia.
We place particular emphasis on the arts of Australia, and due to our geographic position, the Indian Ocean Rim. Our proximity and access to many of the most exciting cultures of the world adds immeasurably to programs, exhibitions, collections and events at the State Art Gallery.
Visit our Gallery and watch this site as we build for the future.
Gallery 360 is Western Australia’s renowned art, print, mounting and framing group. Our framing and image mounting services are complemented by a collection of original artworks by local artists, reproductions, decorative wall art, mirrors and other specialised art services, presented by helpful people with a passion for what they do.
The experience, knowledge and design flair of experienced consultants assures you of the best results whether you're decorating your home or commissioning art for a large commercial project. We also provide specialist consulting in restoration and conservation to help your treasured artworks stand the test of time. Even the Art Gallery of Western Australia recommends us.
We invite you to visit our gallery for advice from our helpful consultants or to browse the new artworks exhibited weekly.
The Linton and Kay Arts Management group is a powerful identity in the commercial Australian art market.
Consisting of four galleries each with a specialised focus, Linton and Kay’s Fine Art, Contemporary, Investment Collector's Room, and Stockroom & Framing galleries are conveniently located within a 3km radius of one another in the prestigious western suburbs of Subiaco and Jolimont, just 10 minutes from the Perth CBD.
With over ten years arts industry experience, Directors Linton Partington and Gary Kay have established extensive networks which enable avenues of collaboration and development for the artists they represent.
The Linton and Kay Arts Management group enjoys a dedicated client base and exhibits local, national and international artists from all genres. Representing both established and emerging talent, the group provides investment, corporate and private collectors access to fine art of the highest order.
The Western Australian Cricket Association is the home of cricket in Western Australia and through the WACA Museum displays the history of cricket and other sports played at this famous ground.
Visitors to the WACA Museum can see exhibits dedicated to the greats of Western Australian cricket in theme rooms including The Centenary of Federation Room, The International Room, The Bat Room, The Local History Room, The Bradman Room and The Lest We Forget Room.
The WACA Museum collection holds significant cricket memorabilia from the great and sometimes infamous moments in cricket history including the “Underarm Ball” controversy.
Get a fantastic insight into York's history with a visit to our superb Residency Museum - an ideal way to soak up some of York's great atmosphere and find out fascinating stories about local people and places.
The museum is full of lively, colourful new exhibitions, professionally designed and covering a diverse range of themes.
An amazing Wagyl or Rainbow Serpent mural welcomes you and introduces the cultural heritage of the local Ballardong Noongar people. Special places and their traditional meanings are described and illustrated through photographs and words from a Ballardong Elder.
The Western Australian Museum — Shipwreck Galleries is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere.
The Museum is housed in 1850s-era Commissariat building and has since been restored to its historic glory. Steeped in history, the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA’s treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh plate, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.
The Australian Sailing Museum, incorporating the America’s Cup Museum, is open Monday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm and is located on the Boardwalk, Ormsby Terrace, City of Mandurah, Western Australia; the southern gateway to the exciting Mandurah Ocean Marina.
This fully interactive museum provides the WOW factor. You’ll be able to spend a day smooth sailing around the displays, enjoy light meals and refreshments as well as purchase from our museum store.
he Kalamunda History Village is a museum depicting the unique hills life and industries in the early years. It’s situated in the heart of Kalamunda, in the Darling Ranges of Perth, Western Australia.
Nestled amongst the trees, the Kalamunda History Village boasts two original station buildings (listed by National Trust), seven heritage buildings dating from 1895 and three purpose built buildings.
The human endeavour of timber cutting, orcharding, quarrying, transportation, services and life are presented in reality. These evocative displays are interactive and will fascinate all ages.
Senior groups and special interest groups can enjoy a guided tour, have a guess at the mystery item, hold a quiz or finish with a sing-a-long to old gramophone records. Bring your own morning tea and enjoy a break among the trees. Free entry for carers when accompanying a group.
Monart Studio & Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery. The monthly thematic exhibitions in the gallery display contemporary art across a wide array of media, focusing on works that are challenging, unique and innovative. The gallery exhibits both solo and group exhibitions with media ranging from painting, photography and printmaking to sculpture, textiles, glass and jewellery.
One of our goals at Monart is to involve the viewer in the world of art not only as a spectator, but also as a participant in the creative process. Monart runs a number of classes, in a variety of mediums, throughout the year including our popular Fine Art Photography course. The gallery also features regular guest speakers on a number of topics, and organises international art tours throughout the year.
The Mundaring Arts Centre is situated in the heart of the creative hills community of Mundaring, only 40 minutes north east from the Perth central business district.
We champion local Western Australian artists and crafts people by promoting and exhibiting their work, fostering and advocating their inclusion in the activities and cultural development of the Mundaring Shire, Eastern Metro Region and the State of Western Australia.
We aim to nurture the growth of an interactive arts environment in the Shire of Mundaring. An environment that expresses promotes and values the arts and culture as an integral to the well being and life of our unique community.
We develop, promote and produce high quality visual arts and crafts through a range of arts access and education programs in our Gallery, Gift Shop, Studio and through community activities and events.
The Heritage Centre is more than a museum: it's filled with great activities for youth members to entertain and inform, and it's a gathering point for leaders and the general public interested in Scouting history in WA.
The Bayswater Historical Society has transformed Halliday House into a Heritage Centre and Museum. This 1890s home now contains past photos of the people and places of Bayswater, and memorabilia from the early part of the century.
The Railway Museum at Bassendean, Perth Western Australia is Western Australia's principal museum devoted to railway history. The collection is the only such one in Western Australia that aims to tell the story of all railways across the state - other collections focus on one aspect or a region.
The majority of the collection is from the former Government Railways, both WA and Commonwealth. However there are also items representative of the extensive timber lines and gold mines that operated in the state as well as the private lines such as the Midland Railway Company.
Ford Fiesta Moonlight Cinema is an open air cinema screening new release, classic and cult films at Synergy Parklands in Kings Park.
Ford's Moonlight Cinema in Perth's Parklands is famous for its BBQs and open space. It's the ideal spot for some picnic fun before the film.
Event Cinemas Innaloo has four Gold Class, one Vmax cinema and eleven regular cinemas with 35mm, 3D and Digital projectors. Featuring Dolby Digital surround sound, Event Cinemas Innaloo is the perfect spot to catch the latest movies.
Find out more about an exclusive movie event with your own private cinema!
Event Cinemas is a stand alone venue, offering FREE, ground level parking.
Sink into a deckchair in front of the big screen, under the stars, near the bar and make it a great summer of cinema! Perth's intimate and cosy outdoor cinema - CAMELOT OUTDOOR CINEMA is in the picturesque and intimate setting of the limestone walled gardens of the historic Art Deco Memorial Hall in Lochee St in the heart of Mosman Park.
Luna Leederville, located at the top of the Oxford Street cafe strip situated right in the heart of Leederville's great cafes and restaurants. Luna is Perth's funkiest cinema and home to the legendary Monday Double Features. In summer Luna extends outside with the licensed Luna Outdoor courtyard cinema. The Luna Lounge a great spot to grab a bevvie before or after the movies.
Easy to get to, situated at the beginning of Stirling Highway in Nedlands, the Windsor Cinema has ample free car parking located behind the cinema. Perth's traditional home of quality cinema offers carefully selected international films in air-conditioned comfort.
Windsor MapWindsor Cinema is a wonderful old fashioned art deco picture palace. It has a rich history of screening quality films. In fact it was at the Windsor that the first subtitled film was screened in Perth.
Now with 4 screens, Luna on SX gives you more choice of great artfilms and upmarket commercial release films in the heart of Fremantle's cafes, restuarants and bars.
SX MapLuna On SX is located midway along Essex St, which runs off Fremantle's famous café strip on South Terrace, opposite the bustling Fremantle Markets.
This vibrant cultural precinct is a mere five minute walk down Market Street from the Fremantle Train Station, which is where any Fremantle bus will also drop you. (Stop 8 & 9). Ample parking can be found in several car parks around the corner from the Essex Street Cinemas on Marine Terrace.
Enjoy a family night out under the stars at the Galaxy Drive In Theatre. You will be treated to the latest release films and can feast on the hot food available at the Snack Bar.
Grand Cinemas Warwick offers great family entertainment for all ages, with one of the largest Digital Megastadium screens in WA (21m wide!!), your movie experience is sure to be memorable. Grand Cinemas Warwick is located at the Warwick Entertainment Centre, which forms part of Centro Warwick Shopping Centre.
Grand Cinemas Armadale offers great family entertainment for all ages. Competitive prices and discounts combined with enthusiastic and committed staff will make your visit enjoyable.
We welcome you to enjoy Grand Cinemas Joondalup situated in the heart of Joondalup. We offer exceptional customer service coupled with high quality facilities, ensuring a relaxing cinema experience.
The Cygnet Cinema was originally named The Como Theatre. The building was designed by architect William Leighton for cinema pioneer James Stiles and was officially opened in March 1938. This fine example of Art Deco style architecture is now included on the State’s Heritage Register.
Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) is a multi-arts organisation that’s been going strong for 36 years. Located on Finnerty Street, the historic site was originally the first purpose-built ‘lunatic’ asylum in WA. It has since been a women’s home, a naval base during WW1 and WW2 and a technical college before opening as Fremantle Arts Centre in 1972.
Fremantle Arts Centre operates a number of programming streams, with over 30 staff members operating the Exhibitions, Learning, Events & Music, Communications, Finance, Reception and Grounds departments, not to mention the best little shop in town, Found.
The Exhibitions team manage a cutting-edge selection of contemporary arts from practitioners locally, nationally and internationally, with a growing Residencies program running alongside. FAC also manages the Moores Building on Henry Street in the west end.
Greenhill Galleries, founded by Veda Swain, was launched in Adelaide in 1972. Several years later it was realised that there was a need for a similar gallery in Perth - one that handled artists of the high calibre represented in the Adelaide branch.
Greenhill Galleries showcases a collection of local, interstate, and international artworks, representing many of Australia’s finest contemporary artists. The gallery has been instrumental in advising and assisting first-time buyers, long-term clients, architects and interior designers, and many major corporate and private collections.
The 2012 Perth Festival program will be launched early November. The quintessential Perth summer experience: the Lotterywest Festival Films will open Mon 28 November.