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VISIT FREMANTLE’S HISTORIC MUSEUMS

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, fremantle prison, history, maritime, museum, roundhouse, Uncategorized by freoview on September 24, 2018

 

Fremantle Prison

 

 

Not sure what to do on this longs weekend Monday or during the school holidays? Why not visit our great Fremantle museums!

The World Heritage Listed Fremantle Prison conducts tours throughout the day, the display at the Shipwrecks Museum about the Dutch history of WA is fascinating, and at 1pm witnessing the cannon fire behind the Roundhouse is a booming experience.

And at the Maritime Museum is a very good exhibition about the French captains Baudain and Freycinet.

Roel Loopers

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GIANT SQUID ON FREO ROOF

Posted in fremantle, museum, Uncategorized by freoview on April 14, 2017

 

Hey kids, drag your parents away from the telly and go and have a look at the giant squid that a huge wave must have thrown onto the roof of the Fremantle Shipwreck Museum!

Roel Loopers

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SEGWAY TOURS STARTING IN FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, museum, tourism, western australia by freoview on September 19, 2016

segway

 

Fremantle will have another tourist attraction this summer with SEGWAY Tours starting in front of the Shipwreck Museum.

There are no details if this is going to be restricted to the space in front of the maritime museum or if the tours will actually go through the streets of the city, or along Bathers Beach and the coastal path to J Shed and through the Whalers Tunnel.

Segway will start in Freo later this month.

Roel Loopers

LOCAL NOWLEDGE FOR TOURIST SIGNS

Posted in city of fremantle, museum, tourism, western australia by freoview on August 4, 2016

 

Local knowledge makes a big difference as I discovered this morning when looking at this new way-finding sign near the public toilets at Arthur Head.

There are steps going down from there to J Shed and Bathers Beach, but it is also a great shortcut for tourists to get to the Maritime Museum. They’ll end up at the submarine when walking through the Challenger TAFE courtyard, so why isn’t there an arrow pointing down to the right for the museum?

It might well be because those in charge of the new signs were not aware of it because of lack of local knowledge.

Opportunity lost, but it’s a small sign so maybe it can be replaced with a new one that also got the Maritime Museum on it?

Roel Loopers

 

MARITIME MUSEUM ROOF WORK

Posted in fremantle, museum, tourism, western australia by freoview on July 19, 2016

maritime roof

More roof work at the Fremantle Maritime Museum at Victoria Quay today. Always makes for an interesting photo.

Roel Loopers

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