Mrs Samsons of Fremantle – book now for Heritage Week

The Australian Heritage Festival is celebrated in Western Australia between 18 April and 21 May 2017.

As part of the Festival, the Samson Merchant Museum in Cliff Street will be open to the public on two mornings in May to present “Mrs Samsons of Fremantle”. This will enable visitors to discover the voices of the wives of the early merchants in the colony, and to view artefacts relating to this West Australian business of Lionel Samson dating from 1829.

Listen to the words in the recently discovered letters which give glimpses into these remarkable women’s lives, enjoy a presentation by the Samson Family History Group on early family life, explore the Museum and then enjoy morning tea.

As space is limited bookings are essential.

  • Next door (south) to the Lionel Samson & Son building at 31 Cliff Street, Fremantle.
  • Fridays 5 May and 12 May (10.30 – 12noon).
  • Adults, children, National Trust Members: $5.00
  • Bookings please at
  • The Red Cat bus can take you to “Women’s Voices in Samson House” (Ellen Street Fremantle) which begins at 1pm on both of these days.

We previously interviewed Bill Samson for our ‘Fremantle People’ department – you can hear the full audio interview here.