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C.P Nel Museum

3 Baron van Rheede Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
27 044 272 7306
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Ranked #7 of 11 attractions in Oudtshoorn
Type: History Museums
Description: A synagogue and other Jewish attractions are inside this quaint museum located across from the Tourist Information Bureau.
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Naaldwijk, The Netherlands
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A very old fashioned museum with a lot of brick a brack. I was a bit disappointed to be honest. This was a 'back to the fifties experience. The personnel didn't share any form of interest in visitors It was no what I expected, though the building (the exterior) still has some grandeur

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Hermanus, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is a museum that is different from other museums we have visited. I could have spent the entire day there had I known how much there was to see and how interesting and informative everything was.This is definitely a MUST to visit when in Oudtshoorn.

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The CP Nel museum is housed in a magnificent sandstone building, the former Oudtshoorn Boys High School in the centre of town. It's sister Girls High School was unfortunately demolished in the sixties. Oudtshoorn in the hey-day ostrich boom era is depicted: a former banking hall is exhibited together with a fully stocked pharmacy, armoury room and Jewish general dealer... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The museum is set in a large building with various rooms dedicated to different aspects of life in Oudtshoorn, including a barred gun-room. A small collection of vintage vehicles is also available. We spent about 2 hours looking around.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We visited the museum on a very wet day in Oudshoorn and were pleasantly surprised. Bigger than it looks from the outside. The displays are informative and the collections valuable and authentic. Some interesting history on the ostrich farming as well as the town in its heyday. Perhaps not the most child friendly as some of the displays are within... More

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Urdorf, Switzerland
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203 reviews 203 reviews
80 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Our experience is purely based on this one day, which was bad timinig. They were preparing for the Karoo Arts Festival and some rooms were going to be used for this, thus were several rooms stripped of their exhibitions and completely bare. For us this resulted in a poor experience, but we did get free entrance. It is actually a... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I don't usually visit museums but this one was special. All the items on display were so interesting and well set out. We also walked to the Le Roux House but sadly didn't see inside as it closed it's doors just as we arrived.:(

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Dordrecht
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

It tells it all. from the start off the ostridge and all it's historie. We took this second change to visit the museum and the federpalace. It is a shame that there is not enough money to keep everything in good condition

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Johannesburg
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Well worth a visit if only just to give you an insight into "old" Oudtshoorn. All sorts of interesting stuff and the old sandstone building is beautiful as well.

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The layout of the museum was quite interesting as it's set out in a way that replicates the past. There are so many aspects of this small town that many people are not aware of that I found so fascinating! Many people might not bee keen to visit a museum, but it has a Jewish synagogue, a replica of Standard... More

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