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Simon's Town Museum

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Court Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 3046
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Fascinating museum all about the early days of Simon's Town and those who built it. A scandal that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
christel
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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Interesting

Holds a lot of history in regards to the cape and it Development ,not for all but those of an age... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
multiplace
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Another Dutch East India Company property, this former governor’s home contains crafts and artifacts illustrating local cultural heritage.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
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Court Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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+27 21 786 3046
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"run by volunteers"
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"naval base"
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"small donation"
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"great displays"
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"worth a trip"
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"their natural habitat"
in 2 reviews
"cape point"
in 4 reviews
"day trip"
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"nuisance"
in 15 reviews
"navy"
in 6 reviews
"history"
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"grave"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating museum all about the early days of Simon's Town and those who built it. A scandal that the non while population were moved away at the end of the 60s to a township with no services or school initially forcing low paid workers to...More

Thank christel
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Holds a lot of history in regards to the cape and it Development ,not for all but those of an age will find it interesting It s a little tired in some areas bit is easily forgiven worth a trip then of to boulders for...More

Thank multiplace
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Interesting information and the collection of artifacts, antiques, etc is amazing! Well worth a visit if this is your type of thing!.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The lady working at the reception was not very friendly or helpful. The visit was not really worth the effort.

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

To be honest we were looking for the navy museum and came accross this little gem which is right next door to it by default - and are so pleased we did. The actual building overlooks the naval base and was once the Residency of...More

Thank slj1956
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

A bijou museum run by pleasant guy ,loads of old tinplate toys plus models to buy .Entry fee nominal too.See what us oldies had before I pads and the like!

Thank ian_edlin
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Don't miss the penguins! They are so cute and fun to watch. I will always remember this stop in the way to Cape Point. There is a fee to enter. Be sure to video! You can get penguin souvenirs in the shops.

Thank SCTiger296
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We visited here as the pick of museums was difficult, but we only had time for one. We loved Simons town and the history of the naval dog, just Nuisance. We also visited his grave. The museum was run by volunteers I think, and they...More

Thank Jane D
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Was looking for the naval museum but started here. Small museum, with a wide variety of unusual exhibits - everything from Antarctic explorations to Naval pets. I discovered the storey of Just Nuisance here & just loved it!

Thank Rowena G
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

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.

Thank sandraclaire
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hgreynoble
18 September 2017|
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I believe there is, but please confirm with Cathy at the museum. One can't include links in replies, but if you go to the Simon's Town Museum webpage, it is given there. Safe travels and enjoy!
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