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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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History in a nutshell

Simonstown has a very interesting history and this museum is a good place to connect with the past... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
Durkfd
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
Fascinating but quaint museum

You can easily miss this museum as it is down a side street on the drive into Simon's Town... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2015
hu10
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Kingston-upon-Hull, 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.
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  • Average13%
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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 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.

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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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