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“Historical place with good food and locally made gifts!”

Fremantle Arts Centre
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Owner description: 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 program of exhibitions, residencies, art courses, music and events on a historic site. FAC is an ambitious organisation that celebrates quality and the high standard of our programming is recognised on both a national and international level. Contemporary exhibitions, courses & workshops that inspire, a shop filled with the finest WA made wares, an expansive live music program and special events throughout the year. Open daily 10am – 5pm. Free admission.
Reviewed 26 February 2012

We love to take visitors to the FAC - they lalwasy enjoy the grotto-like cafe surrounded with Fremantle limestone and lots of greenery, shaed with umbrellas - good food served with a smile. And then a wander through the gift shop which has wonderful locally made pottery, jewellery, wooden items, and much more that make lovely souvenirs. And books published by Fremantle Press about Western Australia. In Summer they have local musicians playing in the outside courtyward - vistors take picnics and enjoy the balmy evenings. The gothic building was built in the 17th Century by convicts ans started out life as a lunatic asylum - lots of history for those who are interested. A must see if you are visiting Fremantle.

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Reviewed 22 January 2012

The courtyard music programme on a Sunday afternoon in the warmer months is generally free and very good. A nice little craft shop, galleries and an interesting building dating from convict days.

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Reviewed 7 January 2012

Trying to order food is difficult as the room is so tiny, very busy and line went out the door, could be better laid out. The outdoor eating area however is lovely.

Thank fragola66
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

the location on the map here is about 20kms from where it is, a really spooky place, former insane asylum, artwork ok, but not a place i want to linger in

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Reviewed 13 December 2011

The arts centre has many free concerts and other events such as book launches, attracting locals and tourists alike. The surroundings are lovely and it has a great cafe with an interesting menu. It has a sad history, having historically been a mental asylum and is said to be haunted. All in all a very interesting place to visit.

Thank Lizziebackcourse
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