The Historical Relationship of the Samson Family and Western Australia

Come to the building where Lionel Samson and his family lived in the 1850s, and one of his great great grandsons will enlighten you about their life and their legacy. A business that began in 1829 continues today, and his ever increasing descendants, are part of the history of Western Australia.

We will welcome you to our Theatrette for a presentation about the Samson Family of Fremantle, before taking you upstairs to our Family Museum. This was created almost 50 years ago in the 1850s building which was the Samson family home for a while.
Then join us next door for morning tea in the Lionel Samson Cellar, below the building constructed in 1898 which replaced the previous building destroyed by fire.
We are pleased to share our heritage as we approach the bicentenary of our ancestor’s arrival so long ago.

Event date

Event Details

33 Cliff Street, Fremantle, Western Australia

Entry will be by the old door from the footpath, next door to the Lionel Samson Building. There will be a blue and white “Museum” sign outside the door.
There is NO parking available on site.
Sensible flat shoes should be worn - there are different levels, steps, and NO wheelchair access.


10:30 am to 12 noon

Entry fees:
Adults $ 10, Children $ 8, Concession $ 8, Members $ 8
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
The buildings are old and fragile.