Samson House is a Fremantle landmark. Completed in 1888, it was designed by Sir Talbot Hobbs and was home to two generations of the Samson family. Its contents are a fascinating time-capsule traversing two centuries of changing taste in furniture, interiors and even packaging design. Now in the hands of the National Trust, unusual features include an indoor well and a 1950s home cinema with tram benches for seating.
Visit the house with commentary from a National Trust guide. Heritage architect Alan Kelsall will be on hand and a short panel discussion will explore what the house tells us about local history, culture and design.
Then we’ll adjourn for casual drinks and nibbles on the verandah to mark the end of another DesignFreo year. We hope you’ll join us!
Date: Saturday 27 November
Time: 2pm – 4.30pm
Where: Samson House, 61 Ellen Street, Fremantle (cnr Ord Street) map
Tickets: $25 (plus booking fee) including drinks and nibbles. Free entry for children.