Samson House Fremantle

A must for lovers of history and a great family day out.

Samson House Fremantle

Courtesy National Trust

Sampson House was completed in 1888 for one of Fremantle’s most influential families. Samson House FremantleSir Frederick Sampson who campaigned to preserve many of Fremantle’s heritage sites, including what is now the Fremantle Arts Centre, generously left his home and the contents of two generations to the people of WA.Samson House FremantleNow this amazing collection, the house and the grounds are open to the public on the first Sunday of every month. This is an ideal visit for all ages with something to impress everyone.Samson House FremantleWe went on an open house day with the family and were really impressed not just with the visit, but how it retained our kids interest. The house itself was a wonderful display of architecture and opulence. Samson House FremantleOur daughter adored the chandeliers and quaint children’s room. Samson House FremantleIt was an interesting insight on how the more affluent members of society once lived.Samson House FremantleEach room is preserved exactly how it would have been all those years ago and volunteers scattered throughout the building offered information on what the original functions would have been for each of them.Samson House FremantleFamilies are encouraged to visit and they hold events specifically for children including a Rock and Read workshop where children can dress up and celebrate the love of books and the written word.Samson House Fremantle On the day we visited there was a section set up on the verandah with crafts and a few old school games on the grass of quoits and tug of war rope.Samson House FremantleAll rooms are sectioned off with rope at the entrance so larger prams and/or wheelchairs may struggle a little especially if there are a lot of people, but you should have no trouble navigating the hallways.Samson House FremantleBe sure to have a look at the glass panelled floor near the kitchen that gives a glimpse to the estates water source twenty metres below ground! Not for the faint hearted!Samson House FremantleThe grounds are equally impressive with a delightful flower and vegetable garden and the pieced résistance – a waterfall and bridge under a beautiful old tree.Samson House Fremantle

Samson House

Where: 61 Ellen Street, Fremantle

Open: First Sunday of the month. Guided tours 10:30am and 12:00pm

Call: 08 9321 6088

Website

ENTRY FEES:

Adults – $8.00

Adult Concession – $5.00

Children (over 5yrs) – $5.00

Family group of four – $20.00

Children (under 5 yrs) – FREE

National Trust Members – FREE

Group Bookings (10 or more people) – $5.00 per person

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