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Darling Museum

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Pastorie St, Darling, Darling 7345, South Africa
+27 22 492 3361
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Absolute Gem

If you are interested in the social history of a place this is for you. I enjoy searching out the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ashsaw
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Surrey, United Kingdom
Dusty presentation of colonial accomplishments

This museum provides a very comprehensive history of the European presence in the area and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Don_G_Wright
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Vancouver, Canada
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“worth a visit” (5 reviews)
“the barn” (2 reviews)
“butter making” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pastorie St, Darling, Darling 7345, South Africa
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+27 22 492 3361
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are interested in the social history of a place this is for you. I enjoy searching out the little-known and this was well worth the trip. Excellent curator who will tell you as much or as little as you are interested in both...More

Thank Ashsaw
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum provides a very comprehensive history of the European presence in the area and the creation of Darling in the mid-1800s (named by the way, for the governor of Cape Colony at the time, who happened to be born in Nova Scotia and later...More

Thank Don_G_Wright
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a little treasure. A very informative little museum full of interesting history and artifacts. Well worth an hour or two to learn about the locality. Lovely friendly staff.

Thank Sandy W
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is the BEST museum I have ever seen. The lady on duty (8 January 2018) was a gem. She treated us like royalty.

Thank Heszu
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

You do not need to look at pictures. This museum has the real items from the past. Well maintained it provides a most interesting look at Darling back in the old days. What I expected to be a 10 minute visit ended up one hour.

Thank 2david1947
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

If you love antiques of all kinds, rooms filled with them, then you can spend hours browsing this museum. For a small entrance fee you will see rooms filled with the paraphernalia of daily life in circa 1910. We spent a good 2 hours here...More

Thank ushanaidu
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

A very well preserved collection of items from the by gone days which did bring back some good old memories. A great way to inform current generation on the lifestyle;e of either their parents or grand parents. Time well spent.

Thank Neeri M
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Well maintained and informative. The museum has an impressive collection of farming implements and wagons. Helpful curators.

Thank LaraJB
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Lovely to see how the people used to live so long ago , the big barn or shed was interesting because there was a snake inside and we were warned not to go inside. Scary stuff but bought lovely silver souveniers afterwards at the little...More

Thank Vivienne D
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Locals and tourists come from near and far to experience our country's small town hospitality. I went on Sunday 30 April 2017 to be a tourist in my own country. One of the key attraction is the Darling Museum and its little bric-a-brac shops, art...More

Thank Katrina A
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