Things To Do
In Western Australia is a port city known as Fremantle. The city of Fremantle is very famous in history for the maritime role it played. It is also a city that is famous for the Victorian architecture which was built during the years of British Penal Colony. Here are the top tourist attractions in Fremantle.
Sightseeing Tour of Fremantle Prison
Also referred to as Fremantle Gaol, this prison was built in the mid 18th century by the Convicts. For over 100 years, it served as a place of incarceration. Later in 1991 it was decommissioned to a maximum security prison. The prison now is a monument to a structure of punishment that was very uncomfortable. It is a top Fremantle attraction where you will see and experience the fascinating tours. One of the things you will learn about is the highlight convict and prison life, the escapes by the prisoners and also gets to experience great prison humour. The gates are open as from 10.00 am to 5 PM daily. However, on Wednesday and Friday evenings, you will have an opportunity to stay longer. The prison is closed during the public holidays.
Visit and Learn about the Fremantle Round House
This was the first public building that was constructed in this Western Australia state. It was opened in January 1831 and served as a place where convicted criminals were first held. The building was used until the late 18th century. This is when the police took over the building and used it for few years until when it became the accommodation for the water police and was also used as a place to store different items that were important to the Fremantle ports. In the early 19th century, there were attempts to demolish the building. However, this was rescued, and it was taken over by the state as a monument. To date, the building is one of the most visited Fremantle attractions. Therefore, when you visit this West Australia city, don’t leave before visiting the roundhouse, which is a very important monument for the people of Fremantle.
Fremantle Art Centre
This is another gothic building that was constructed by the convicts in the mid 18th Century. It is placed on a 6 acres piece of land and also served as a prison. It was in the early 19th century converted as a home for the poor women until 1941. In 1973, the building was converted into an arts centre by Ian Templeman. This is where you will see the great artwork of the best artists of Fremantle. You can visit the site any day from 10.00 am to 5 PM and see the best artwork from these people of Fremantle. You will also learn about the history of the building, which is very fundamental to the country’s history.
The above Fremantle attractions remain some of the best places you can visit in Fremantle. Therefore, if you are planning to visit Fremantle soon, book a trip to these places and experience the uniqueness of Fremantle.
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