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Simon's Town Museum

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Address: Court Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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+27 21 786 3046
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Popped in here for some local history

We enjoyed looking here at all the local history of how the town became important and became a naval town. There was no charge but you were asked to give a donation.

Reviewed 4 days ago
sandraclaire
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed looking here at all the local history of how the town became important and became a naval town. There was no charge but you were asked to give a donation.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one way of learning about Simon`s town history and its fun. it is for all age groups and can be done as a family or on your own. There is a lot of things to look at and you could spend the hole day here as there is just so much to learn.

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Thank Catherine V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is lovely and offers a great history of the area. The exhibits are interesting and the curators are really friendly and willing to answer any questions. A great stop in this little town

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Was pleasantly surprised by the amount of material in this bay-side village museum. Has variously themed rooms around which the material is organized. It can be a quick visit or a serious study depending on your preference. In a historic building dating back to 1777. Parking on site. Has a small gift/souvenir shop.

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Thank WRHOTEN
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This museum shows you everything regarding the navy and much much more. Very informative! Easy to get lost in all the history and beautiful displays. I recommend this to be one of your stops when in Simon's Town.

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

When planning a cape peninsula drive, one interesting place to stop by is Simon’s Town and its museum. The museum is very well curated and the displays and exhibit pieces are well maintained and in mint condition. The various setups are also very educational and highly informative. The trivia is also very cogitating. My favorite display is that of Just... More 

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Thank Luc V
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

If you love penguins you must go see this beach. Its a sight you will never forget. Its a very quick walk in an out on a boardwalk but its totally worth it

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Thank Mehak C
State of Sao Paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The visit is simple but gorgeous with the visit of the penguins...you can get very close to them....

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Thank MARC D
Halifax
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Excellent museum , so much information and the volunteers are very helpful...fee is donation only. The penguins are a highlight.

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Ireland
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We headed this way to visit boulder beach penguins and we were most impressed with simons town when we stopped off for coffee. What a lovely little spot. The museum was really interesting with an extremely friendly English guide, we enjoyed learning about Just nuisance and even visited his grave. Would definitely recommend the museum if you're passing through.

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Thank Miriam B

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