Celebrate the end of the Australian Heritage Festival with morning tea and music at Fremantle's historic Samson House.
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Samson House open day
Fremantle Prison Art Tour
Join one of Fremantle Prison's experienced guides for this exclusive tour showcasing a variety of convict and prisoner artwork.
Women on the Inside
Join an experienced guide for Women on the Inside, a special tour exploring the history of female experiences at Fremantle Prison.
Denied: Portraits of Wrongful Conviction
An exhibition of portraits by Brisbane based artist Sky Parra of those wrongfully convicted of serious crimes across Australia and those that actively advocate for justice.
Denied: Artist Floor Talk
Join artist Sky Parra and Curator, Olimpia Cullity, as they walk you through the exhibition Denied: Portraits of Wrongful Conviction.
What We Found Under The Floor: Archaeology at Fremantle Prison
Join archaeologist Dan Holland for a one hour talk highlighting various discoveries made during site conservation works at Fremantle Prison.
Wrongful Conviction: Discussion Panel
Join legal academic and researcher Dr. Robert Moles, artist Sky Parra and special guests as they delve into the history of wrongful convictions in Australia.
School Holiday Adventure – Mission Accomplished
School Holiday family team adventure - get organised and use your special powers to achieve your reconnaissance mission while visiting the Army Museum.
Heritage Festival Launch and Guided Tour of Artillery Barracks
Celebrate the launch of the 2023 Heritage Festival at the Australian Army Museum of Western Australia with a guided tour of Artillery Barracks followed by light refreshments. The tour will include access to historic elements of the Federation era barracks not accessible during regular Museum visits.
Remembering Their Service Anzac Commemoration
Experience the origins of Anzac Day and the evolution of our traditions of commemoration through an introductory talk followed by tour of the Honour Boards and Memorials at the Australian Army Museum of Western Australia. Complimentary light refreshments follow
Strutting on Parade – Textiles and Tailoring
Explore the uniforms and accoutrements of the Army in Western Australia from 1836 to the present through a hands-on experience with the assistance of curators, conservators and textile experts followed by light refreshments.
Remembering World War 2 in the lead up to VE Day, 8 May
Experience World War 2, the Home Front and the excitement of VE Day through a focused gallery tour and hands on opportunities.
Fremantle – Convicts, Culture and Street Art
Fremantle is Perth’s hip and historical cousin with streets full of heritage buildings, cafés, street art and amazing stories waiting to be shared.
Fremantle’s Dark Corners
At the mouth of an ancient river, sacred to its First Peoples, sits a colonial port. Rising above its town square, a clocktower counts the hours of 135 years. Venture inside, with our Victorian-era guide, if you dare confront the spectres of our past.
Walk in the Shoes of Convicts
Enjoy the rich folklore and stories of this port city's convict history as one of Fremantle Prison's experienced Tour Guides takes you for a walk in the shoes of the convicts.
Naval Sea Power in Miniature
Naval Sea Power in Miniature is an exhibition of the handmade ship models built by Gerry Westenberg over the past 40 years including many British and Australian warships.
The centrepiece of the exhibition is two of the most famous British warships, HMS Dreadnought and HMS Hood.
Our Shared Stories Tour
Explore the nature and impact of interactions between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people from the time of Dutch exploration through to the 1800s.
Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators
Seriously scary - not for the faint-hearted! The exhibition runs from 1 April - 16 July.
The World of 70%
Allow your imagination to be captured and feel drawn into the world of 70% with this stunning photography and videography art exhibition by Michael Haluwana. This collection features dream-worthy photography and videography of the oceans, seascapes and marine life of Western Australia and beyond.
The Samsons: Celebrate the life and legacy of one of WA’s first settler families.
Lionel Samson arrived in the Swan River Colony on one of the first settlement vessels in August 1829, 196 years ago. Come along and discover how his family is planning to celebrate the incredible legacy of their famous forebear.
Nikon Walkley Press Photography Exhibition
This exhibition features the works of finalists in the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism, which recognise the work of photographers across a range of genres, from news and sport to portraiture and photographic essays. The Exhibition runs from 11 Feb to 30 April.