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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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Lovely museum

What a lovely museum. Small but extremely interesting. Covers all aspects of life in Simon's Town... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Lizzie0909
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Penguin Park

Kids & even adults will love it...seeing penguins in their natural habitat & learning about their... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
DzivaSambiri
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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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 good46%
  • Average13%
  • 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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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

What a lovely museum. Small but extremely interesting. Covers all aspects of life in Simon's Town in years gone by. A very small donation is asked for by way of admission and it's worth every Rand. Nice helpful volunteers on the door. Lovely section on...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Kids & even adults will love it...seeing penguins in their natural habitat & learning about their lifestyle. Otherwise nothing much do in this town...so you can do it as a day trip from CapeTown...

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

very nicely situated and great displays . very much worth while to ad to your itenary . staff very helpfull and knowledgeable

Thank kingsrest
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I envisaged penguins in their natural habitat something as I had seen on discovery channel. Seeing them in Simons Town in the breeding area, the natural environment was so eye opening! Loved watching them interact with each other, it was almost beautiful to see Too...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Simon's Town visit not just museum, market and resturant area By sharing your experiences, you're helping travellers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

Thank davegrammer
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

I have visited Simon's Town for many years - and never realised that they had a museum (suggest better signage - maybe a billboard approaching town - encouraging visits to the various museums), and really enjoyed the visit - great to see that volunteers care...More

1  Thank geoffelske
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

This review is only about a statue. It commemorates the Great Dane that welcomed troops during the second world war. He had an official rank of Able Seaman and was given a full military funeral when he died. The beautiful statue is in Jubilee Square...More

1  Thank Adventurers049
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

We went there and was so many interesting things in there. The history of Simon's Town, and all that went on over the years. We were there for a couple of hours and was well worth the price of R10

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Reviewed 7 April 2016

If you want to know more about apartheid Cape peninsular then its all here . Fascinating and informative .

Thank mikeswallow01
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Nice to visit if you are on a day out and passing through Simons Town. The Navel Museum was very interesting.

Thank Gia254
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hgreynoble
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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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