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Darling Museum

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Address: Pastorie St, Darling, Darling 7345, South Africa
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+27 22 492 3361
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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One of the best small museums

We learnt so much about Darling and the history of the area on our visit. There are some beautiful items and the themes are well presented. Children of the 1940s & 50s will find... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We learnt so much about Darling and the history of the area on our visit. There are some beautiful items and the themes are well presented. Children of the 1940s & 50s will find much to enjoy in nostalgia. Do leave enough time to tour the workshop – some impressive machines. A very modest entry charge and although we spent... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

On our 2-night stay, we visited the Museum to gain an insight into the history of the town. The lady on reception, a volunteer, was very friendly & welcoming. The exhibits are well laid out & do visit the Barn at the rear, which contains some excellent agricultural equipment. There is a Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies steam engine & harvester... More 

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Thank Bowring14
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017

So interesting! Loads of old artefacts mostly from Darling! Well presented in different settings - stories about local residents and local history! Not to be missed!

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Thank Glamper1000
Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

It is a museum dedicated to Darling as it should be. Not the history of the world like some museums try to be. Really good for young children

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Thank wbr4368
Cape Town, South Africa
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit when you are there tells a nice story of the town and surroundings even our small kids loved all the antiques.

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Thank Jdewitt7108
Standerton, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and extremely neat and well organised. Very well preserved. Worth a visit. Entrance is very cheap.

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Thank Jeanette R
Durban
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The place is truly a hidden gems. There aren't many places that showcase such well preserved artifacts many of which have been donated by the farming community. There is lots to see and learn. Ideal for the whole family. Love it.

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Thank SGovender108
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This museum is crammed full of treasures which would take a whole morning to really look at and evaluate. I loved walking from one room to the next and was especially fascinated by the milk churns and cheese-making machines. Marvellous and interesting.

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Thank Jane W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Lovely museum, well curated. It has a lot of very interesting items on display. The Barn was particularly impressive.

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Thank dvt1967
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A delightful experience where we could recall the past. Really enjoyed the section on butter making.

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