Huguenot Memorial Museum

Huguenot Memorial Museum, Franschhoek

Huguenot Memorial Museum
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This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.
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KrigGB
Zug, Switzerland240 contributions
Nov 2021
We spent quite a lot of time in the museum as there was so much interesting history and facts about the Huguenots. We loved the various origins of the families from the various countries in Europe and the famous people who have descended from the Huguenots. Who would have thought to find Roger Federer's mother in such a museum.. An absolute must visit when in Fransschoek.
Written 17 November 2021
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Slabbert W
6 contributions
Sep 2021
After going through the whole Huguenot Memorial Museum experience we realized again where we and everything came from in South Africa. We were pleasantly surprised with the service and the whole experience.

Please support this institution as they are keeping the history alive! The setting is rich with history and the environment is kept in pristine condition.
Written 27 September 2021
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DianeH612013
Cape Town Central, South Africa19 contributions
Apr 2021
Very interesting and well kept........friendly staff and exhibits well illustrated and easy to follow.
Written 4 May 2021
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Dirk Joubert
Nelspruit, South Africa1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Couples
Being a descendant from the French Huguenots I looked forward to a visit to the memorial after my last visit 17 years ago. What a disappointment! No parking on site allowed, ample parking space available on site, but you have to park in street. You have to pay to gain access at a building accross the street - NO signage indicating this. Staffed by rude employees. Manager already left work at 15:00. Utterly disappointed and disgusted!!!!
Written 4 March 2021
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coen_12
Johannesburg, South Africa1 979 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
You feel special just to be here,so Mystical,so special,thank you very much for the people who does the upkeep and wonderful maintenance.

Very Special
Written 17 January 2021
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Gys dB
Midrand, South Africa137 contributions
Dec 2020
Lovely exhibits, loads of information on the Huguenots. SO well maintained. Love history, so was great to learn more about the French Huguenots.
Written 4 January 2021
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Jenni H
4 contributions
Oct 2020
We really enjoyed our visit to this interesting Museum and Memorial. Well maintained and neatly displayed information made it easy to browse and be reminded of SA interesting past.
Written 7 October 2020
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
Lisbon, Portugal1 703 contributions
Feb 2020
This very well organized Museum complex is very important to understand the heritage and the role played by the Hugenots in the area. It displays a number of artifacts, as well as valuable information regarding these settlers who fled France around 1685 and settled here.
Written 29 May 2020
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Ragnarlb
Oxford, UK33 contributions
Jan 2020
A few hours spent here gave a good understanding of the hardships of the early settlers to this region. Beware of the snakes apparently.
Written 28 April 2020
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Haelen
Voorburg, The Netherlands406 contributions
Feb 2020
This museum is not be missed, if you are interested in history. I got good insight in the history of the Huguenots. What I am missing in the museum is links to the dark sides of South African history, such as slavery and apartheid.
Written 26 March 2020
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