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Huguenot Memorial Museum

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Address: Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 21 876 2532
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This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.

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Very interesting time spent wandering around the gardens full of different rose species as well as many other plant types Found the sun dial with all the ship names and surnames... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
RayVicki2017
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Hermanus, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an afternoon where it rained so we needed to do something indoors. This was a great find as recommended by our hotel. Inside you have a variety of media and displays that take you back through time to the journeys of the first settlers. Who came to the area and how this came about. You also get to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

From the San and Khoi Khoi, through the history of struggles between Catholics and Protestants in Europe generally and France in particular, the Dutch East Indies Company and the need for a "pit stop" for its ships rounding Africa on the way to and from the Spice Islands and other points east, on to a band of Huguenot pioneers joining... More 

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Peak District
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for anyone with a sense of, or interest in, South African history. Particularly moving were the names and fates of the first Huguenot settlers; particularly interesting were how their descendants have influenced and continue to influence South Africa. A memorable and moving hour or so.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting time spent wandering around the gardens full of different rose species as well as many other plant types Found the sun dial with all the ship names and surnames of those who landed from France an interesting way to display the many ships and people The gateman was very informative Thank you

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing it is so well looked after its really quite lovely to enjoy and there is some interesting stuff to read

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The receptionist was very helpful and changed the language for the introductory video from French to English for us. We only had time for a quick visit, but found it instructive and learnt a great deal.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit but brush up on your french as apart from at the beginning all the exhibit explanations are in french!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I enjoyed seeing both the monument and the museum. Personal family artifacts such as family bibles are in the museum.

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Thank M L
Moreton-in-marsh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Although small this museum has lots of information to satisfy most enthusiasts. It is quiet and exhibits well presented. One is not pressurised into going around at a fast pace, in fact we were the only people there on the day we visited. There is also an annex which can be seen and a small cafe serving enormous portions of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Interesting museum and fascinationg that only about 250 Huguenots could have so much impact on the area

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