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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
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
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
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
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