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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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Another little Gem

This little museum is run by volunteers and entrance by donations a great little gem in a very... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2015
Eddie P
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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Very informative of Simon's Town's history with interesting artifacts and displays. Costumes and... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2015
Juanv v
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Durban
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Another Dutch East India Company property, this former governor’s home contains crafts and artifacts illustrating local cultural heritage.
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  • Average12%
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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 13 February 2015

This little museum is run by volunteers and entrance by donations a great little gem in a very historic building, complements the Naval museum next door. Great display of naval memorabilia, very interesting to me, a model of my grandfathers ship HMS St George which...More

Thank Eddie P
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Very informative of Simon's Town's history with interesting artifacts and displays. Costumes and photographs as well as models makes this a worth while visit.

Thank Juanv v
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Visited recently and thoroughly recommend this small out of the way museum. A very comprehensive history of the town and the surrounding area. Would go again when next in Cape Town and recommend it to you all. A special praise for the Lady volunteers running...More

1  Thank KeithGHullEngland
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Wonderful little museum with excellent exhibits regarding Simonstown and the area. Well worth a visit as there is something for all ages.

1  Thank Andythack
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Lovely old museum full of interesting bits and pieces. The old cells are worth a trip down the steep stairs. So as you enter the outskirts of Simons Town (heading south) take a quick detour to this museum and then do the same for the...More

Thank M1BDA
Reviewed 24 September 2014

south Africans take pride in their culture they like to think they have a purpose for living free of persecution

Thank DannyTeller
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Most people who goes to Cape Point just passing Simon's Town. But, It worth to visit this museum. People who lives here tells story of Simon's town and we can see the important history of this town. Especially, the elderly people in this museum was...More

Thank PeterShin21
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Unlike some establishments this one was well signed to the left from the main road down from Cape Town. You drive down a small road and there is ample parking right in front of you - no wardens or restrictions or threats of fines. A...More

Thank Brian-Snellgrove
Reviewed 4 January 2014

The old "Residency" offers a beautiful view over the harbour and on the Saturday that we went to visit, there were plenty of yachts drifting in the bay. The lay-out of the various exhibit rooms is neatly done. At the info desk one receives a...More

1  Thank Erica P
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Great, well kept little musuem with a nautical feel (Simonstown is a Naval town) Lots of naval memorabilia and interesting artefacts. A great trip for the family, especially those with young kids. No entry fee, donations only! Highly recommended if you are in Simonstown

3  Thank George M
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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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