Mrs Samsons of Fremantle
Discover the voices of the early Mrs Samsons, wives of merchants in the early days of the colony. View artefacts in the Fanny Samson Cottage Musuem relating to this WA business dating form 1829 and the Samson merchants, including recently discovered letters.
Enjoy a tour giving a voice to the early Mrs Samsons. Discover the stories of this private family museum, opened in 1979 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of both the colony of Western Australia and the family business, L & W Samson.
View artefacts and documents including a recently discovered batch of old letters giving glimpses into the lives of these women.
Come for a short presentation at 10.30am in the theatrette, next door to 31 Cliff Street, have a look at the museum upstairs, then join us for morning tea in the Lionel Samson Cellar. Sensible footwear recommended due to varying levels and steep steps.
Consider public transport. As there is no parking on site, try parking on the CAT bus route to attend Mrs Samson of Fremantle at the Fanny Samson Cottage Museum in the morning and Women’s Voices in Samson House in the afternoon.