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The Village Museum

Address: 18 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 887 2902
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Stellenbosch
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

An informative and interesting visit to the four houses which make up this museum. The staff were knowledgable and happy to answer questions. It was a good insight into the life of the priviledged white population of SA.

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Sussex, UK
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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

A small section of glass cased exhibits - mostly toys and dolls of yesteryear - by the entrance then four separate houses portraying Stellenbosch life at different periods in the last 350 years. The Schreuderhuis dating from around 1700 had very simple furniture, a herb garden and a most informative guide. Adjacent was the Blettermanhuis - dating from 1789 -... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

A very enjoyable half hour or so visiting four living museum period houses. At each house you are met by a lady in period costume who tells you about the house and who lived there. Very interesting.

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London
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Although we had been to Stellenbosch many times, we visited this museum for the first time after seeing it recommended in a guide book. The houses are beautifully presented and show various periods from 1709 to 1850 and different degrees of grandeur. Inside each house museum staff in period costume will give a brief, if somewhat monotonous, introduction and then... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

You visit 4 colonial houses in original state! The museum looks small but extends across the street.

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Yamba, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Do not miss this peek at Stellenbosch,s past,the museum entrance is fairly low key but pay the 30 rand and continue through to see each cottage and hear the stories from well informed guides. Allow a couple of hours as you wander the grounds and homes,you have access to all rooms and gardens.

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Saudi Arabia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is a great walking tour to learn the history of the area, which is especially beneficial for foreign tourists like us.

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

4 houses from different eras( 1700 - 1900) with guides in period costume explaing the history of the houses. Well worth a visit.

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UK
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Lovely museum which allows you to wander around 4 period houses and their gardens. The houses are very different and each tell a story of their owners. their are guides in each of the houses which give you some background but you are also free to wander around at will. Well worth a visit

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Would have missed it if our guide in Cape Town hadn't told us about it, because it isn't signposted. The staff very informative.

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