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Excellent museum in Cradock

Very lovely museum dedicated to a truly fascinating person. My husband was quite inspired and has... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2019
London, United Kingdom
A must see

We had a wonderful visit to this lovely small house and it very informative exhibits with our very... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
John t
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9 Cross Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

Very lovely museum dedicated to a truly fascinating person. My husband was quite inspired and has since enjoyed one of Schreiner books. Highly recommended. And wonderful, informative caretaker.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to this lovely small house and it very informative exhibits with our very knowledgeable and friendly host/curator

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank John t
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Different from the general museum type get up. Very friendly and informative curator. We made our way through the rooms to discover the details of Schreiner’s life. Fascinating and inspiring. Information was well presented and just enough detail to tell her story without trying to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

A wonderful 2 hour excursion. If you are in the area pop in. The caretaker is also very knowledgeable and friendly.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We had a quick visit. The information panels in the historical house are very interesting and well laid out. It was an interesting look on this great author.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kobus69
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Really enjoyed this exhibit. House neat and exhibits good. Just the video should run a little more slowly...there is a lot to see in some of the pics so 15 secs per picture would be better.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank reidJhb
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The curator of this exhibit was Brian Wilmot, who also compiled A LITERARY WALKING TOUR OF OLD CRADOCK, available in the good Schreiner bookshop at the back of the museum. Connected to the Natrional English Literary Museum in Grahamstown, there is good balance between rarely...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank NyaeNyae
Reviewed 30 September 2017

A wander through this restored house proved interesting and insightful. The kitchen and diningroom had been carefully refurbished to reflect the style of domestic life at the time that the Schreiner siblings lived there; the other rooms serve to display with photographs, pictures and documents,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The Schreiner House museum is a faithfully restored cottage, containing artifacts and information about Olive Schreiner, writer of Story of An African Farm, feminist, liberal and ahead of her time. If you just go to see how people lived in the late 1800's, it will...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Mermaid_Nix_ZA
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I stumbled on this gem of a museum while passing through Cradock. I was blown away by the wealth of information as well as the superbly maintained home of Olive Schreiner in which it is housed. This literary 'must-see' is lovingly maintained by the staff...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank peterjohndutoit
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It's a donation box - you put what you feel is worth it into the box. No-one monitors it.