The Fremantle Arts Centre is a multi-arts organisation which was built by convicts in 1864. This historic site was originally the first purpose built ‘lunatic asylum’ in Western Australia, and in 1909 it was declared a Poor House, which housed poor and elderly women. Today it is one of Australia’s leading art centres, with regular exhibitions, courses and free live music. It has a lovely courtyard cafe and retail gallery, showcasing the finest handmade gifts, jewellery and art. Open 7 days. Visit the website for the calendar of exhibitions and live music. To get there you can catch a free CAT bus from the train station.