C.P Nel Museum

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C.P Nel Museum
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A synagogue and other Jewish attractions are inside this quaint museum located across from the Tourist Information Bureau.
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London Peter
London, UK594 contributions
Couples
This is a brilliant local museum. It has wonderful sets and lots of original material. Who could believe the extraordinary money in fashion feathers. There is a sense of faded glory in the town and this museum explains it all. Well worth a visit. This picture sums up the opulence!
Written 2 April 2022
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linda C
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What an amazing museum in this small Karoo town
Particularly enjoyed the ostrich skeleton!!!
Also learned so much about the history of Oudtshoorn .
Thank you to all the people who donated their treasures.
Written 26 February 2022
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Evilynn
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Friends
Interesting collection, every room covers a different topic, liked the historic vehicles and the music instruments, a synagog is also part of the museum
Written 22 January 2020
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MissMarlys
Pretoria, South Africa39 contributions
The CP Nel museum provides a lot of insight into life during the golden age of ostrich farming. Each room is dedicated to a certain aspect of life in Oudtshoorn, from the ostriches themselves, to stores, clothing, recreation and so forth. I personally enjoyed the clothing display, imagining how one could wear so much during a Karoo summer! I also particularly enjoyed the old cars that were on display. This is definitely a must-visit if one is interested in history.
Written 6 January 2020
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Bansteadfamily
Surrey, UK280 contributions
This is very easy to miss or give a miss. But don't!!! It is worth spending a happy one to two hours here. A huge collection of memorabilia from Oudtshoorn. Also a history of the area plus it includes the original old synagogue relocated into a wing of this museum. The old museum building itself is worth the visit. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 14 December 2019
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ginsengNewYork
new york1 168 contributions
Couples
This unpretentious little museum depicts the role of the ostrich trade in Oudtshoorn as well as the cultural history and lifestyle of the people of the Little Karoo during the Victorian era and early 20th century.
It is a bit dusty and sleepy but it is nevertheless quite interesting.
It also covers the little known episode of the 500 Polish refugee children welcomed in Oudtshoorn in the 1940s.
It really touches many aspects of Oudtshoorn history.
Highly recommended!
Written 5 October 2019
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Paulalovestotravel
Vancouver, Canada220 contributions
My husband's father grew up in Oudtshoorn and we just happened upon this museum while having lunch nearby. Upon seeing that it used to be a boy's school we realized my father in law would have gone to school there. A lady working in the museum was very helpful in going through the records to find any mention of my father in law, and was successful in finding a newspaper article written about him when he was the youngest person taken on by Rembrandt Tobacco as an apprentice. (he went on to have his entire career with them - later it became Rothmans)

As well as being full of fascinating artifacts - the story of the Polish children being one of the most interesting, it was really meaningful to my husband to be shown parts of the old school where his father spent some very happy years.
Written 29 September 2019
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Jos Sutmuller
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Solo
During the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (annualy Afrikaans-cultural festival) I spent hours in this museum. Every time I went in, I discoverd new things about the Oudtshoorn history. It's really worth it visiting this museum.
Written 3 April 2019
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Ettiene Fritz
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Family
The staff was friendly upon our arrival and when asked a question or two, were willing to share what they know about the many pieces inside the museum.
Written 25 March 2019
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Rob3753
Norfolk, UK33 contributions
Couples
Had time to spare so wandered into this museum - fascinating and gave one a real insight into the Ostrich Boom and the town.
Written 25 March 2019
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