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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
All reviews well worth a visit local history several buildings south africa early settlers different buildings great insight interesting exhibits interesting visit dutch settlers small town oldest town on display western cape furniture spread tools
Swellendam is a small place and from the outside of the building, the museum doesn’t look like much. However, once inside, there are numerous outbuildings filled with interesting artefacts and details of a past life for the settlers. The museum is split in two with...More
Probably not worth a huge diversion but if in the area, a pleasant hour or two to be spent exploring the old prison and the magistrates house on the other side of the road. One side is a small collection of properties set out as...More
This is one of the most interesting and beautiful museums I have ever seen. The magistrates house and the prison locations were wonderful, with the Dutch cape architecture and historical notes.
An excellent look in to the Dutch East India company's role in South Africa.
Museum housed in a group of historic buildings and focusses on life in the 17thand 18th centuries. Lots of interesting artefacts (possibly too many) and very little curation so you are guessing what many things are. Some of the display boards are very dated and...More
Wandered in here by chance and got last available table - so glad we did! The food was amazing and the views of the Langeberg mountains were sublime - would definitely recommend if you are in Swellendam.