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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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For me and my wife this museum has great importance as it shows what life was like for our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Parys, South Africa
Well kept history

Worth a visit to keep up to date with the country's rich history Friendly ladies at reception and... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
Fred N
Cape Town Central, 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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  • Average7%
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18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For me and my wife this museum has great importance as it shows what life was like for our ancestors. A must visit for anyone who visits South Africa.

Thank sxp3955
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit to keep up to date with the country's rich history Friendly ladies at reception and shop

Thank Fred N
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The Drostdy Museum consists of a precinct covering; court, jail, residence, outbuildings, superb gardens and yes slave quarters. Swellendam‘ s history goes back to the early Cape settlement , all aspects of it’s history are captured in what must be one of the best ‘small...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Scattered over a number of buildings the museum is a real gem. The Drosty itself was full of fascinating furniture and information. The gaol is the second oldest in SA and built on that site were reproduction buildings housing the paraphernalia of various trades. A...More

Thank Sazzer73
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The old landrost's house and other buildings are well preserved and interesting as Swellendam is reputedly the 3rd oldest urban district in South Africa.The visit gives a good 'taste' of life in those days

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The museum provided that has been missing on our holiday; an explanation of the lives of the Dutch settlers. The level of information was just right. Not too heavy but informative enough.

Thank StEllesmere
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Well preserved, with plenty photo opportunities outside. Now in spring the garden looks colourful with flowers in bloom.

Thank Gerhard_ZA
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We don't always "do history" in South Africa so we enjoyed the time walking around the Drostdy Museum's buildings. Although simply displayed the epic achievements of our forefathers is well documented. Recommend.

Thank TaylorsTripping
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The museum was very interesting and the buildings played a critical role in the region's history. The buildings and grounds are generally in good condition but some of the displays need some attention. The cost is low. It is definitely worth an hour or two...More

Thank Toby R
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Ok place to kill a couple of hours as there's not much else to do in the town.The cabinet making exhibition was very good as they had someone do demonstrations

Thank Shahima A
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