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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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Living History

An interesting, extensive and comprehensive Museum giving a fascinating insight into the life and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
halcyonbp
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George, South Africa
Very informative

The museum is very well priced and full of informative exhibits. The various displays are well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard P
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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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+27 28 514 1138
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"different buildings"
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"interesting visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice collection of old buildings from the times of the Dutch settlers and their offspring, containing mainly old furniture and tools and the like, giving one a good impression of how they lived in 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting way to learn more about the history of Swellendam and how peopled lived in the olden days. We visited the musuem on a Sunday and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Take time to stroll through this beautiful, friendly town.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Very interesting museum, consisting of several old houses and several activities demonstrating how the people lived in former ages. Also very interesting to learn the history of the city which at one time even proclaimed its complete independence. We really spend time walking over from...More

Thank Jan P
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Allow plenty of time to view all the buildings. This is not something you want to rush! Well laid out, maps and directions given and displays were interesting. We loved visiting the house where a tour guide gave us interesting information about the family who...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

If you are looking to find out more about Swellendam’s history and its past inhabitants then this is the place to visit. The different trades and the utensils used were properly displayed. However, I would have expected more explanations because we landed up guessing most...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 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 April 2018

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 2 April 2018

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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