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Drostdy Museum

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I Really enjoyed it and my family too . so much to see and to learn ! I think my dad in law left... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this piece of history was absolutely amazing. The friendly staff of the old jail part of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yolanda C
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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This former government building, an architectural treasure in itself, is now a museum containing some impressive artifacts. Particularly noteworthy is a collection of late 18th and early 19th century Cape furniture.
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18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1138
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All reviews well worth a visit local history several buildings south africa different buildings dutch settlers great insight interesting exhibits across the road interesting visit well laid out oldest town couple of hours small town on display western cape life
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I Really enjoyed it and my family too . so much to see and to learn ! I think my dad in law left his heart with the chess board set .

Thank GlobeTrotting823815
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this piece of history was absolutely amazing. The friendly staff of the old jail part of the museum was very friendly and informative. Going towards the old house it started getting later in the afternoon and unfortunately we could not make the last part...More

Thank Yolanda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These historic house museums all seem quite similar. In this case though there is a very good display of various craftworkers tools. I think they have plans to make this a living museum.

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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum that was much more than we expected. The Drostdy building itself was bigger than it looked from the outside and included some lovely furniture. The gaol and the buildings around it were fascinating showing how people lived in the 17th & 18th...More

Thank wearybanker
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We had visited the museum a couple of years ago and wished to show our friends that we were travelling with some information about the area. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful. The way that everything is laid out over the different buildings adds...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

If you like visiting museums then this one should be on your bucket list. The museum consist of a few buildings which you can visit. Be sure to go on a sunny day so you can enjoy the walk between the buildings

Thank Johanniev
Reviewed 26 August 2018

It was a cold day so i decided to re-visit the gracious old Drostdy Museum. Once inside i felt immediately warmed by the wooden floors, wooden beamed ceilings and thick walls of this historic house which was once the home and office of the magistrate...More

Thank ellaberry2018
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Stunning museum experience. The person by the entrance told me all sorts of extra bits about the house, the bit about the flood with ant hill soil and apricot kernels was fascinating. Well preserved and laid out museum. Take your time here and soak it...More

Thank meyer-els
Reviewed 21 July 2018

An interesting, extensive and comprehensive Museum giving a fascinating insight into the life and times of the inhabitants of Swellendam in the late 18th and 19th centuriesThe buildings are genuine and well maintained, the exhibits are authentic and wide ranging. Well worth a few hours...More

Thank halcyonbp
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The museum is very well priced and full of informative exhibits. The various displays are well presented and give one a real understanding of the history of Swellendam and the surrounding times.

Thank Richard P
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