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Fremantle Markets

Corner of Henderson St & South Tce, Fremantle WA 6160

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.

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Fremantle Prison

The Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160

‘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.

Tour Prices:
Prison Day Tour - adult $17.50 child $9
Tunnels Tour - adult $59 child $39
Torchlight Tour - adult $23 child $13

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Fremantle Town Hall

8 William Street, Fremantle WA 6160

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.

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Fremantle War Memorial

Corner High Street and Swanbourne Street, Fremantle WA 6160

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.

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Western Australian Maritime Museum - Fremantle

Peter Hughes Drive, Victoria Quay, Fremantle WA 6160

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).
 

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Western Australian Shipwrecks Museum

Cliff Street, Fremantle WA 6160

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.

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Fremantle Chocolate Pty ltd

60 MARKET STREET, , Fremantle WA 6160

You can buy chocolate online, or visit our factory 7 days a week (10am till 5pm). If you love chocolate, you’ll be sure to find what you want here!

We make over 300 chocolate products for you to enjoy. You can watch our multi-award winning chocolates being handmade from our viewing gallery while enjoying our free chocolate samples. You can buy chocolate bars, chocolate novelties, chocolate truffles & pralines, chocolate enrobed specialties, fudge & much more!

We offer a family friendly atmosphere with plenty of parking. Come and see how the chocolate is made - schools and other groups are welcome. Chocolate presentations are available on request. Entry is free!

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Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

Mews Road, Fremantle WA 6160
A fully operational fishing port since the early 1900s, today the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour is also abuzz with locals and visitors sampling a fresh serve of its famous fish and chips and locally brewed beers. The harbour is just a short
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Western Australian Museum - Shipwreck Galleries

Cliff Street, Fremantle WA 6160
Discover tales of exploration, survival, mutiny and rebellion at the Western Australian Museum - Shipwreck Galleries. Built by convicts in the 1850s, the Shipwreck Galleries is home to hundreds of relics from Western Australia's maritime history, including the Batavia timbers, Willem de Vlamingh's plate, rare maps, charts and documents as well as stunning relics from Dutch wrecks such as the Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck. Come and explore the maritime history of Western Australia from pre-colonisation to the start of this century.
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Western Australian Museum - Maritime

Victoria Quay, Fremantle WA 6160
Celebrating the State's affinity with the Indian Ocean and high seas beyond, the Western Australian Maritime Museum takes you on an epic voyage through history, from early explorers and pearlers to America's Cup winners. Overlooking the mouth of Fremantle's working harbour, the museum can be reached by water (on a river cruise from Perth to the B-shed terminal), by train, bus or car. It's a short walk from the station and there is ample parking in Victoria Quay. Six unique galleries present different chapters in Western Australia's maritime history, housing an impressive collection of leisure boats, handcrafted sailing boats, iconic vessels and commercial pearl luggers. Among the most awe inspiring treasures are Jon Sanderson's Parry Endeavour, the Oberon class submarine and the winning America's Cup yacht, Australia II. Be sure to enquire about an Annual Boarding Pass. For only AUD2.00 more than an entry ticket (AUD3.00 for a family) it allows you to visit the Maritime Museum as many times as you like in the following 12 months and gives you discounts on submarine entry and gift shopping.