Schreiner House Museum
Schreiner House Museum
4.5

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FrankieJ
Johannesburg, South Africa41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This museum was very interesting and I learnt a lot about Olive Schreiner. There are rooms with the story of Olive Schreiner on the walls. The curator was helpful. History on Cradock was included so it wasn’t fully about Olive Schreiner. Some rooms were done up with the style of the time that Schreiner had lived. A bookstore was included, although you can’t pay for a book with your credit card.
Written 5 January 2020
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Y9970KJlizh
Cape Town Central, South Africa8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Do read a little bit about Olive Shreiner first, and then make time to pop in to the museum. It was very worth while - and our thanks to the gentleman who gave us an explanation of her life - he brought it all to life for us.
The little book shop at the back is also worth a visit.
Written 22 August 2021
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Croixant
Randburg, South Africa41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
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 promote some agenda or bore the reader to death.
Written 8 January 2018
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Jill d
Port Elizabeth, South Africa2 433 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
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, the life of Oliver Schreiner and highlight her pioneering role in promoting the South African novel. I can't help feeling that she would have had more credibility had she taken the bull by the horns and at the outset, published her "Story of an African farm" under her own name, rather than using a masculine nom de plume.
The curator, who normally guides visitors round and fills them in on background info, was not on the property when we visited, but we found the displays engrossing and engaging enough on their own.
Written 30 September 2017
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bolly1956
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
The story of Olive Schreiner - a pioneer feminist - is incredibly interesting. Here is her house with its interior restored to its original detail and the story of her life told across the walls. I can't tell you how fascinating her life was and how courageous she was for her time. If there is one place to visit in the Eastern Cape then it should be here.
Written 15 January 2015
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Naturelover_777983
Toronto102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
A most fascinating museum. Having read "Story of an African Farm" with its pejorative terms, I was very surprised when learning about how in 2000 she was posthumously given an award by the South African government for her struggle for human rights and democracy.
Written 17 April 2022
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imademokat
London, UK215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 8 January 2019
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John t
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We had a wonderful visit to this lovely small house and it very informative exhibits with our very knowledgeable and friendly host/curator
Written 9 March 2018
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Antonio d
Johannesburg, South Africa158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
A wonderful 2 hour excursion. If you are in the area pop in. The caretaker is also very knowledgeable and friendly.
Written 9 December 2017
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Kobus69
Western Cape, South Africa137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
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.
Written 7 December 2017
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