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Address: 9 Cross Street, Cradock, South Africa
Phone Number: (048) 881 5251
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INTERESTING DEPICTION OF SCHREINER

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

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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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 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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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 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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Miami
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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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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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Hermanus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

One of the highlights of our trip to the Eastern Cape. Very informative to the extent that you learn to know who Olive Schreiner was and what she stood for. Thought provoking

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Lovingly restored and well annotated displays, give you a glimpse into South Africa's treasure

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