Montagu Museum
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK7 801 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We had visited Joubert House museum and the ticket there meant we entered this museum as part of our ticket.
Steeped in history but the main focus is based around the beautiful people who were treated as third class citizens during the years pre of and during apartheid.
Sobering thoughts throughout, this was place of worship but for long periods of time- not for all.
Delightful building, friendly staff and a small garden to ponder upon what we had experienced.
Written 3 November 2023
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MartinaS
Wilderness, South Africa205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
....whatever we need a medicine tea for - we buy it here. We find all kind of information about herbal medication, in the little garden we find most of the herbs and we can chat with the friendly stuff as they weigh and pack the mixtures.
Written 12 February 2013
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BrendaWilliams_12
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 907 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
When I arrived I was told that the entrance fee was R10. I only had R200. notes and Andrea said I could enjoy the Museum and maybe come back later to pay. Whilst looking at the lovely display of crockery I suddenly remembered where I had small notes. Much to Andrea's amusement I ran to my car and came back with my entrance fee. Now I was free to take as many photos as I wanted. What I liked most was that the original pulpit was still intact.
There is a display of bridal dresses and family bibles but I liked most was the white and silver tea service ( I told Andrea as I left that was all I wanted - much to her dismay).
There were interesting old wheelchairs and musical instruments.
Packets of dried herbs (from the Joubert House garden) for any ailments are for sale as well as jars of Honey and Rooibos teas.
Do pay them a visit - they need your support
Written 16 August 2018
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Lynne H
Salzburg, Austria553 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
Worth a stop to get a feel for the towns history. Well displayed items covering the history of fruit and medicines in the area. There is also a nice interactive displ about slavery. . Make sure you go out back to the garden to see how the herbal me dines are made.
Written 13 October 2015
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tommypeters
Stockholm, Sweden33 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
There are some stuff in this museum that can fill an hour a rainy day, and the entrance was reasonable, but there's nothing spectacular to see in this museum.
Written 18 December 2013
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Kosie H
Montagu, South Africa9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
With museums going down the drain due to poor support from Government, this proud establishment (see both sections) still manages to flourish. Their Arthritis Herb Tea has cured me and many other sufferers of this dreaded disease. I know the history of this herbal mix. Eleven years ago I had stopped playing the piano due to crumpled hand - today I have already made THREE CDs and at 70 I play better than ever before!
Written 11 November 2012
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JulietteP_SA
Knysna, South Africa237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
We visited this museum and learnt a lot about the history of the local people and especially the herbal medicines that have been used for centuries. lovely herb garden behind museum
Written 25 June 2012
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Karl_Berg
Flayosc, France257 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Not much really .... missing an opportunity to tell about daily life in Montagu . A bit uninspiring in lack of other words.
Written 12 December 2018
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AndrewBHM40
Cape Town Central, South Africa112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
This is a small town museum, even large city museums have their budgetary limitations and challenges, so one should not expect the latest and greatest. That said, if you are prepared to let the exhibits and photographs talk to you and tell you of the story of small town South Africa, then you will find the value here. Be prepared to let your inner researcher guide you as you seek the story behind the items. This is NOT child friendly though
Written 22 May 2018
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776ca
Cape Town, South Africa21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
The garden is the most interesting thing to see as for the rest, they sell herbs which is interesting but as a museum, not much to see or do there.
Written 5 February 2018
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