Museum of the Great Southern

Walk up the gangplank and step back in time aboard Brig Amity to find out what life was like aboard a convict ship in 1826. 

As you explore the ship, listen to the story of Amity's perilous 6 week journey from Sydney to King George Sound to establish the first European settlement on the west coast of Australia.

Discover the sights and sounds below deck that were encountered by those aboard as they headed for unknown lands, sharing space with the ship’s crew, 23 convicts, 21 soldiers and enough domestic animals, food crops and building materials to start the small, remote outpost.

The informative and helpful volunteer guides will assist you to navigate your visit and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. They can also tell you other interesting things to do and see at Museum of the Great Southern, as well as in Albany.

The Amity is part of the Museum of the Great Southern site.

Further Details

The Brig Amity is staffed by volunteers, so during inclement weather, opening and closing times may vary. To avoid disappointment please ring  Museum of the Great Southern on 9841 4844 ahead of your visit.

Amity is closed Anzac Day until 1pm, Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Bookings are recommended for groups of 10 or more.

Adults $5
Child $2
Concession* $4
Family^ $12
Tour Groups P.O.A

* Concession applies to card holders.
^ Two adults and two children

Caption: Brig Amity

Credit: WA Museum

Getting Here


Residency Road,
Western Australia,

(08) 9841 4844


By Bus
The Museum of the Great Southern is located within walking distance of the town centre, which is serviced by the several bus services, visit the PTA website for timetables.

By Car
Parking is available in onsite.