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Replica of the Brig Amity

Princcess Royal Drive | Albany Historical Precinct, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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Ranked #12 of 26 Attractions in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

All members of our travelling group enjoy sailing and we couldn't resist having a look at the replica boat. The helm actually moves the rudder and the anchor winch works too. Be careful if you have kids who are climbers. You may have to extract them from the crows nest!

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Albany, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

An accurate reconstruction of the Brig Amity that Major Edmund Lockyer arrived in Albany upon. A small fee payable but the proceeds go to maintaining the vessell and helping the Albany Historical Society. The attendants (Volunteers) are very knowledgeable about the history of the ship. Well worth a visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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411 reviews 411 reviews
137 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were pretty disappointed that it was not open on a sunday so we could only walk around the topsides. It is a great replica and as others say would be good in a more sea setting rather than a park but maintenance would be an issue. Worth a look great photo oppourtunity

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Alice Springs, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Its ok if you wanna see a boat sitting in a park. I would prefer to see it where it is meant to be... in the sea!

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Wollongong, Australia
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115 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We could only see it from the outside, and they are doing renovations on it at the moment. Not sure when it will be open.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very well done replica that gives several feel of what it was like to be onboard. Very informative and well put together information. It should be a must do in any visit to Albany.

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Canberra, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A compact way to get a bit of WA history and some idea of what life at sea in the early 18th century was like....

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Caboolture, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had an interesting chat with the guide as well as the self-guided tour. Amazing to think such a tiny ship had so many people on board. Can't imagine how brave those early settlers and explorers were to set off into the unknown on tiny little boats....

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Solihull,
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Spent a good hour looking round the Brig. The guide on the Brig was very informative and very pleasant. Just glad I didn't have to sail in it.

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sydney
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This ship gave us a good insight into how people travelled, lived and sailed. The commentary was very interesting,

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