The Stellenbosch Village Museum

The Stellenbosch Village Museum

The Stellenbosch Village Museum
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CapeTravelGuru
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
I visited the museum today and accidentally entered through the side gate (picture attached), as there was no sign indicating it wasn't an entrance. The staff member, Michlynn, whom I expected to greet and welcome us, instead reprimanded us like children. I was appalled and disgusted. The whole situation felt surreal. I believe that museums are struggling with visitor numbers in the face of fierce competition for people's attention, and I can't believe that willing patrons would be treated with such animosity and inhospitable attitudes. The museum itself is a well-preserved treasure of historical architecture in this town, but with such unfriendly staff who treat people with disrespect, I must admit that I will never again set foot on their property and will no longer recommend that anyone does. The people on the many nearby wine farms are so friendly and welcoming, and I will rather spend my money there and give them my support.
Written 9 June 2024
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AndrewCTKC
Greyton, South Africa178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
this walking tour takes you back to the history of Stellenbosch. four separate houses are joined together in a short walking tour. the staff and guides are locals, are all dressed in historical clothing. comprehensive talks on each building and room are well presented. definitely worth a stroll. easy access in central Stellenbosch
Written 29 May 2014
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straightjohnbull
England132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Includes 3 lovingly restores, refurbished homes of 3 different colonial Dutch families. Each home is staffed by an "in character" woman who provides background and answers any questions. As a History lover, I really enjoyed this time capsue experience as I have a very high regard for what these settlers did for South Africa. A highly recommended hour or so whilst visiting the winelands.
Written 26 November 2019
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Susan9012014
New Orleans, LA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
This museum is actually 4 houses that each have their own story and greeter who gives a brief history of the home and the family who lived there. Also had a special exhibit on fires in Stellenbosch that was very interesting. Recommend it highly.
Written 13 January 2019
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tappers127
Cheltenham, UK162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
if you interested in seeing the progression of houses through the years then this is perfect for you - very well maintained properties and their belongings
Written 23 December 2018
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raheelattaullah
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
The museum is in the middle of StellenBosch.You need to pay inorder to get the parking.The parking is usually free on weekends.On a weekend I went there and a guy came to me immediately asking me to go to a nearby ATM to get the parking ticket.When I used my credit card it got stuck in the machine and I was robbed of some 1500USD.Didnot even visit the museum afterwards.Just be aware and DO NOT use any ATM machines nearby specially on weekends.
Written 22 April 2018
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LynneS31
Johannesburg, South Africa25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
We enjoyed going through the 4 houses which comprise the Village Museum. The ladies in attendance in period costume were interesting and we enjoyed seeing how the middle class have lived over the past few hundred years in Stellenbosch. Learning about slavery in the Cape was also interesting
Written 8 January 2017
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SunSunnySunshine
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
If you're a history lover, you must take the time to visit this place. It will take you about an hour. It's a walking distance from city centre, right on one of the main streets. The lady guides at each of the four houses, dressed in period clothing, are full of information and interesting facts. Don't hesitate to ask them questions. They are all very polite, friendly and welcoming. The museum is kept well and as much as possible to the original settings. It's also suitable for young children.
Written 11 July 2016
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mark666
worcs,england344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Mueum consists of 4 houses furnished in the style consistent with various periods in the deevelopment of Stellenbosch which is one of the oldest towns in South Africa as well as being one of its biggest University towns ( first heart transplant was carried out there)
There are 4 houses show the styles of 1700, 1775, 1800 and 1850 respectively. In the latter 3 you have a guide who explains the background to the houses and the people who lived in them.
All 4 are completely furnished aand ,of course, get grander and grander as the years pass and the town prospered.
Written 12 October 2008
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AndreasZillig
Guntramsdorf, Austria227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Once in Stellenbosch is good to make also this tour and learn something from the early days on top of the usual wine tastings in the region. Price is very OK and the ladies to explain the 4 old buildings are very professional
Written 10 January 2020
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