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Replica of the Brig Amity

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Princcess Royal Drive, | Albany Historical Precinct, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
+61 8 9841 4844
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All reviews below deck audio guide cramped conditions mind your head sailing ship watch your head hand held device old jail sleeping quarters back in the day european settlement piece of history wa museum self guided worth a visit great insight western australia
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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
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

By the seafront a short distance from the harbour, a full-scale replica of the brig Amity beckons. Park at the Museum of the Great Southern (which was hosting an interesting exhibition from 1 Dec 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 about Australia’s postwar migration campaign and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen K
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Amity is a replica of a Royal Navy Brig that sailed from Sydney to build a settlement in Albany in 1826. Imagine the lives of convicts and sailors at sea and consider what life would have been like in such cramped and basic conditions. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 25 October 2018

At $5 this is an affordable attraction. The self guided audio and going below deck give a really good feel for what it was like for these early travellers in such cramped conditions for long periods. We spent about half and hour here

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Historically important for the area, and the same ship that brought the Molloy family to WA. Hard to imagine the conditions our ancestors coped with.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

You can view this vessel fro free but to climb on board you must pay for a guided tour. I would recommend the tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Definitely worth a visit. For a group of 8 people, it is only $16. The lady doing the commenting was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was very interesting to go down to the lower level and explore a bit (just mind your head).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christine C
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Definitely worth a look if you like history! Makes you think twice about the things we take for granted!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Thank you to all who made this happen... “Amity” had a very interesting life, and by bringing first immigrants to Western Australia and also to Queensland makes her even more interesting... Except for a small town on Stradbroke Island, Queensland called “Amity Point” there is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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