City of Fremantle

Army Museum of Western Australia, Fremantle

  • The Museum and office is manned by volunteers from Wednesday to Sunday. Please leave a message outside of those hours.
  • The museum is located in the historic Artillery Barracks on Burt Street Fremantle  with other administrative functions in various out buildings
  • There are four accessible parking bays in the large central car park within the site
  • There is ramp access to the rear of the Barracks and to all galleries
  • A unisex accessible toilet is provided on site
  • The Companion Card is accepted
Location (View Map)
Artillery Barracks Burt Street, Fremantle, WA 6160 Australia
Opening Hours
  • Wednesday to Sunday 
  • Due to increased security precautions within Army Bases, the Museum operates behind locked gates and visitor entry is only possible from 10.00-10.30am and 1.00-1.30pm
  • If vehicle access is required please contact the Museum to make a booking
08 9430 2535 or email office@army

Closest accessible parking

  • Four accessible parking bays within the large central car park.
    Bays are identified by line markings.
    Bays are 3.4 metres wide and 5.4 metres long on level and even bitumen.

  • Vehicle access from: Burt Street
  • Pedestrian access: Level acess across the car park to the base of the steps or ramp to the Barracks.
Accessible bays
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External access and entrance
  • The site is large with a central car park. The Barracks has seven steps with a handrail to the main entrance. At the top of the stairs there is a ramp up to double entrance door where the payment desk is located.
  • The alternative entrance is accessed to the right of the clearly identified Barracks building. There is an unused,  sloping bitumen roadway to the rear of the building where a ramp leads to the rear covered verandah and the rear of the entrance area.
  • The ramp is 1.2 metres wide with handrails and a gradient of 1:14.
  • The entrance is wide with volunteers and staff available to provide directions if required.
Ramp to entrance Steps to entrance
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Internal area
  • The payment counter is 90cm high off a wide entrance corridor.
  • Most of the galleries are located off the rear verandah up concrete or portable wooden ramps which will be put in place by the staff or volunteers when required. All doors are wide and open at all times.
  • Several galleries are in the upper section (floor) of the site and a ramp with handrails and a gradient of 1:14 provides rear access to these galleries.
  • There is a lift between the lower floor and upper floor for people with disability. Please request a volunteer to assist in its operation.
  • Firm seats with armrests are provided throughout the museum in all galleries. There are long bench seats with armrests along the rear verandah.
  • There is a wide path throughout all galleries with displays from sitting height.
  • Some displays are in table top cabinets, viewed best from a standing position.
Short ramp to wide entrance Table top display Display Seats with armrests in galleries Wide aisle
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Signage, customer displays and customer information
Directional signage, above the doors into the galleries, are a heritage style with gold fancy print on a wooden surface.
Informative signage is in clear print in good colour contrast, located from sitting to standing height.

Toilet: Unisex accessible toilet

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Availability: Unlocked
  • Customer use only: Yes
  • Description: The toilet is located in a separate building opposite the rear verandah.
  • Signage: Access symbol on the toilet door. Staff and volunteers are available to provide directions if required.
  • External access: Located off the rear verandah via a 1.2 metre wide gently sloping path with handrails then an 8 metre long ramp with handrails and a gradient of 1:14.
  • Toilet door: An 82cm wide door that automatically and slowly swings inwards once the door has been gently pushed. The door closes slowly and automatically after 15 seconds. The door is locked with a large lock.
  • Pan height: 45cm
  • Handrails: Yes
  • Basin height: 78cm
  • Lighting: Movement sensor operated.
Door Toilet and basin Toilet diagram
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External displays
  • There are some large displays around the perimeter of the car park. These are generally fenced by chain and are located on level and even bitumen.
  • Some external displays are located at the rear of the Barracks along the bitumen outer roadway. This unused roadway follows the contours of the land.
External display External display
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Information collected by: City of Fremantle

Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information however no guarantee is given that the facility is fully accessible. Please advise the You're Welcome WA coordinator at the Disability Services Commission of any access changes since publication.