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Replica of the Brig Amity

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Princcess Royal Drive, | Albany Historical Precinct, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the sites we wanted to see while in Albany and were surprised with everywhere we went. Due to maintenance we could not go on board.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marion R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing we did when we arrived in Albany was to have a look at this impressive replica ship. A very cool thing to see and explore through.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KBlakeNZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ship is interesting and the guide was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. It is free to stay on the deck but there is a small cost to go below deck. You receive head phones that allow access to the information about cargo, sleeping quarters and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dooonr
Reviewed 8 January 2019

Well worth paying to go below deck lots of history, beautiful location right by the fore shore. Kids enjoyed it

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elana001
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

The replica of the actual Brig Amity that sailed from Scotland to NSW and then again to WA with convicts, cattle and even a pirate in the cubby hole is quite an intriguing piece of history. It shuts at 5pm, is manned by two really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Natalie1204
Reviewed 7 January 2019

The Brig Amity is on Stirling Street which is walkable from the centre of the town. It is right next to the museum and the old gaol which were the other parts of this day out for us as a family. This is an amazing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Polly V
Reviewed 5 January 2019

The original ship was built in 1816 in Saint John Mew Brunswick Canada. It was named Amity meaning friendship. In 1826 the ship was hired by the British Government to transport 21 soldiers and 23 convicts and support staff to construct a new settlement. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cebcolpitts
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Part of the WA museum. This replica ship helped us understand how the first settlers arrived in Albany and the privations they underwent.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank simonmI7281QT
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Hoist the main sail ye swab! Under instructions from Governor Darling the original brig sailed to Western Australia in 1826 under the command of Major Edmund Lockyer, who established the first European settlement there with a military garrison at King George Sound. The ship is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank modeltmitch
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I loved this visit. I am not an expert but the brig appears to be a very good reconstruction. Audio description of the ship and its journey is excellent and must be listened to as part of a visit as the ship in itself is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank f1philipmiles
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