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Address: 9 Cross Street, Cradock, South Africa
Phone Number: (048) 881 5251
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Although I'd heard her name before, I didn't really know much about her till I visited this lovely little place. The info in the museum is very good and it was thrilling to see so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
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Cape Town
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194 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Although I'd heard her name before, I didn't really know much about her till I visited this lovely little place. The info in the museum is very good and it was thrilling to see so many original documents and other authentic memorabilia. The museum is very well maintained and there is a bookstore too where you can buy a great... More 

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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

What a quaint little house! Well restored, well kept. History of Olive Schriener in well written display boards. Boards on her family and history, her writing, RSA and some world events linked to her life and experiences. A little bit if struggle history linked to her life. Little bookshop is well stocked and good prices Toilets clean and free Curator/supervisor... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This museum is a must when in Cradock and although it is closed on a Saturday, the Curator made arrangements for my senior group to visit the museum. The museum is well managed, clean and informative of the life of Olive Schreiner. Thank you for the great service provided by Mr. Wilmot. We will visit again.

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Thank Catz T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

It is a very informative but possibly controversial museum about one of the better known South Africans from yesteryear. The presentation of the information is excellent but I did get the impression that there had been an attempt to paint Schreiner as subscribing to a particular set of values, eg as a feminist with Marxist leanings. Is this an accurate... More 

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Thank Ron H
Whipsnade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you've read The Story of an African Farm you should go. Immaculate small shrine to this remarkable woman who loved the Karoo and Africa, fought for social justice and against colonialism. A small pearl.

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1 Thank Slowflyer
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Now this is an excellent museum to visit that depicts the life of Olive Schreiner. Give yourself a few hours and enjoy this museum that is of high standard and well maintained by the curator. Tea and coffee is available so go and visit this museum.

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Thank YV28072015
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The story of Olive Schreiner - a pioneer feminist - is incredibly interesting. Here is her house with its interior restored to its original detail and the story of her life told across the walls. I can't tell you how fascinating her life was and how courageous she was for her time. If there is one place to visit in... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I sent tripadvisor a carefully worded accurate reveiw of the Schreiner Museum in Cradock S.Africa several days ago. Am wondering why it has not been published. Fantastic little museum just clinging-on and it deserves every bit of publicity it can get. What happened?

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Thank MGM1954
Miami
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107 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Even if you don't know who Olive Shreiner was, this well-presented museum gives you a good sense not only of her interesting literary life, but the overall (surprisingly liberated) mores of the time. Would be helpful to have her best known book "Story of An African Farm" easily available for purchase

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Thank ItTakesTwoToTravel
Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Very worth while to visit this historical museum. The caretaker was most informative and yes i will bring my golf clubs next time

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