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Small but fantastic museum

We visited this small museum and found it very interesting. They had some interactive displays to... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2015
Pretoria, South Africa
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Very interesting

I spent a day alone at the museum, really taking my time viewing the timeless vintage pieces and... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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Court Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 3046
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Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We visited this small museum and found it very interesting. They had some interactive displays to keep the children happy. We were really glad that we stopped to have a look at this museum. Definitely somewhere to stop if you want some history about Simon's...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2015

Worth a visit, small entrance donation. The history of the place includes Simon van der Stell who discovered Simon's Town and was the governor of the cape for 30 years, I also found that Stellenbosch was named after him and he lived at Groot Constantly...More

Thank Mikebarn
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I spent a day alone at the museum, really taking my time viewing the timeless vintage pieces and reading about the history. I went down to the holding cells all alone taking pictures. Everything from the museum itself to its contents, tell a story. This...More

Thank Brenda7556
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Simonstown has a very interesting history and this museum is a good place to connect with the past of this colonial outpost that has turned today in South Africas primary Naval Base.

Thank Durkfd
Reviewed 17 May 2015

You can easily miss this museum as it is down a side street on the drive into Simon's Town. Situated in a very old former residence it has fantastic views and some amazing collections. It has an old fashioned feel but I liked this. Especially...More

Thank hu10
Reviewed 5 May 2015

There so much to observe and learn in this museum. It looks quite small but keeps going and going once inside. Amazing accounts and history of Simons Town history, right up to present time. The gaol cells and the stories are brilliant. The staff are...More

Thank penwar
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Cost of 10 rand each to visit this museum, housed in the old colonial house on the harbour. Packed full of interesting bits of history, with personal items which make history come to life. Well worth an hour of anyone's time to see why this...More

Thank Minnie548
Reviewed 21 March 2015

The museum was the essence of Simon's Town. Small and quaint, with very helpful, and enthusiastic people, able to enhance the visit with added knowledge and anecdotes. The Town is so similar, quite how the locals keep the town so attractive with all the visitors...More

Thank Wrinkleytraveller
Reviewed 21 February 2015

I took a quick tour of the city museum and I recommend it. For me, the most interesting parts were the story of Just Nuisance (the naval dog) and the forced separation of the races in the 20th century in mixed Simons Town. The town...More

Thank kevan2015
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

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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!