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Drostdy Museum

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18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1138
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Lovely way to learn more about the town

A range of beautiful museums and interesting exhibits with knowledgeable and friendly staff to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SAVegetarian
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Pretoria
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Educational and beautiful

It was a true pleasure visiting the museum. I remember museums being like this one as a child. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Moonumber2
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Cape Town, Western Cape
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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"well worth a visit"
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"several buildings"
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"local history"
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"south africa"
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"early settlers"
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"different buildings"
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"great insight"
in 5 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
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"early days"
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"dutch settlers"
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"across the road"
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"boer war"
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"oldest town"
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"interesting visit"
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"the kitchen"
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"well laid out"
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"staff were very helpful"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A range of beautiful museums and interesting exhibits with knowledgeable and friendly staff to guide you. A visit here is a lovely way to spend 2-3 hours learning more about the town.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a true pleasure visiting the museum. I remember museums being like this one as a child. The people who look after the place should be proud, I don't know of any other place quite like this that is kept with such pride. Set...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting way of learning more about the history of the region. Some parts of the museum were of more interest than others as you'd expect

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding museum. Beautifully preserved. Friendly staff. Magnificent furniture. We visited The Drostdy, Old Gail & Ambagswerf & Mayville. Great personal guide at Mayville. Can highly recommend visiting all of these.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The second building of this museum was, to us, the most interesting ie the old Drostdy itself, with the opportunity to envisage the evolution of the house with additions etc. Some of the rooms still have the old handsawn floorboards

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This is well worth visiting. The museum spans a number of buildings, all of which are interesting. An interesting insight to life in days gone by (good and bad).

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

set out on 3 sites, all the museum staff were incredibly welcoming and full of information. at least 2 hours.

Thank sarah e
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The museum gives a very good view on how the area was developed over 300 years since the 17th century .

Thank Martin Q
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

A great museum of local history. Excellent value. Make sure you visit the crafts courtyard. Beautiful old buildings and artefacts

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Interesting collection of historic buildings and contents laid out over several buildings. Well laid out and not too much written detail, but enough to get a flavour of the past history

Thank Roger R
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