Earthquake Museum

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nickytravels
East London, South Africa440 contributions
Great source of information
Mar 2021
This is a good first stop before walking down Church Street and enjoying the renovated properties.
Well laid out, packed full of information and personal stories of the earthquake and rebuilding.
The ticket for this museum gives access to all museums on the street.

Buy an audio walking tour (voicemap) ahead of time and you'll be set for a lovely morning.
Written 8 April 2021
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heinmich
Kempton Park28 contributions
Great visit
Dec 2020
So insightful. We are not ones for museums, but it was very very interesting. The lady working was very friendly, it was cheap and it took us about 30min and you get access to the old church
Written 11 January 2021
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Liezel McLennan
Gordon's Bay, South Africa30 contributions
Informative
Nov 2020
Situated in Church street the museum gives you a very good idea of it was like during the night of the earthquake that hit Tulbagh. The guide at the entrance is full of information. really worth the visit and makes you want to visit the other museums in the same street
Written 15 November 2020
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Robert L
Cape Town, South Africa250 contributions
A must visit when in Tulbagh!
Sep 2020
If anyone wants to learn about the devastating earthquake that befell Tulbagh in 1969, this is the place to go. A well informed member of the museum gave a detailed explanation of what happened and the effect it had on the local community. The display and photographs are well set out and the museum also gives the history of the town itself. Don't miss out on this one!
Written 29 September 2020
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Annalien P
Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa302 contributions
Don't miss this one
Nov 2019 • Friends
Very nice museum that provides a good overview of the devastating earthquake that happened in Tulbagh in 1969. Very interesting with lots of information. It gives you an opportunity to learn about the suffering of the people that lived in the town during the earthquake. It also shows that people can stick together in hard times. You can't visit Tulbagh and not visit this museum. Really worth it.
Written 1 December 2019
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Sandy J
Somerset West, South Africa52 contributions
Earthquake Museum - a must see
May 2019 • Couples
The Earthquake Museum is a must see after you have walked down Kerk Street looking at all the beautifully restored houses in that Street. The entrance fee is R10 for Pensioners who the staff call 'silver bells'! The museum is very informative and the information is very well laid out. Once you have read it all there is a video that runs constantly that has local people telling their personal stories and experiences of the earthquake which were so interesting to hear.
Written 21 May 2019
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Traveler01028150160
Ceres, South Africa2 contributions
Earthquake Museum
Apr 2019 • Couples
It was sad to see all the pain people went through. It was also very overwhelming to see how the community got together to helo
Written 23 April 2019
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caratania
London403 contributions
Interesting
Jan 2019 • Couples
It is interesting to see how Tulbagh, had it not been for the devastating earthquake in 1969 (where several people including children sadly lost their lives) would not be the tourist destination it is today. Friendly staff and interesting video too.
Written 20 January 2019
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Crazyredpepper
Plattekloof, South Africa581 contributions
An introduction to Tulbagh
Jan 2019 • Family
Before exploring Tulbagh, visit the 4 museums. It is not the best but it was cheap and gave us a better understanding of the town and its history. At the church make sure you check out the antique grandfather clock with the fishing rod that moves with the time. Do not forget to visit the graveyard. I love old gravestones and there were a few that caught my eye.
Written 15 January 2019
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Marsy_Olivier
Amsterdam, The Netherlands16 contributions
Very informative and enriching visit
Dec 2018 • Family
Excellent documentary that captures the thoughts of various residents that experienced the earthquake of 1969.

The lady who was on duty was so friendly and assisted with all our questions - knowledegable and professional.

Greatly recommended! It was also a refreshing break from the summer heat (34 degrees at the time when we visited!) and for a mere R 15.00 you will have access to 4 historical sites (3 old houses and the beautiful church).
Written 30 December 2018
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