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Address: 18 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 887 2902
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Museum visit

Excellent morning spent learning a lot about the history of the area. One purchase to enter all the museums.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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abergele
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Excellent morning spent learning a lot about the history of the area. One purchase to enter all the museums.

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Guildford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited the Stellenbosch museum; this is a fascinating museum that has four buildings, each showing a different way of life for the same time, from a simple dwelling to a very smart residence. We spent most of our time in the museum so saw very little of the town.

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Thank KEW1953
Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

For r35 you get to see four different houses from different periods. The guides were very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Would recommend if you're into historical buildings and reconstruction of periods of history. Definitely worthwhile.

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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nothing exciting but was interesting and a really nice way to spend a couple of hours walking between 4 buildings from different eras. The hosts in each house were knowledgeable and nice to talk to.

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Thank Andy V
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

They estimate that the visit will take 35 minutes but you can spend longer. Each house had a guide in period costume recounting the history of the house. Overall very informative and worth doing especially if short on time.

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Borgholm
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A small but interesting museum showing how people lived in the passed . IT is really a must to see this wellorganized place in order to understand the history of Stellenbosch better .

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Midwest USA
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129 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This site has multiple houses to visit and you have to walk across the street to see some, but the insides of these homes were worth the strange setup.

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London
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Great place interesting and shows more of the local history. Can't think of much else. Nagged by TA!

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Thank PKR
Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

fascinating viewing the different houses. well informed, friendly guides at each house; well worth visiting.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Village Museum offers a very good insight in the life and history of the first Europeans, the subsequent 'settlers' as well as the role and position of the 'local' people. Many objects are very recognisably 'european', but nearly all (re-)produced in S A with local materials. In each of the 5 (original) houses of the museum village a local... More 

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