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Address: Court Road, Simon's Town, South Africa
Phone Number: 21/786-3046
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Description: Another Dutch East India Company property, this former governor’s home...
Another Dutch East India Company property, this former governor’s home contains crafts and artifacts illustrating local cultural heritage.
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Small but fantastic museum

We visited this small museum and found it very interesting. They had some interactive displays to keep the children happy. We were really glad that we stopped to have a look at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited this small museum and found it very interesting. They had some interactive displays to keep the children happy. We were really glad that we stopped to have a look at this museum. Definitely somewhere to stop if you want some history about Simon's Town.

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Noordhoek, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit, small entrance donation. The history of the place includes Simon van der Stell who discovered Simon's Town and was the governor of the cape for 30 years, I also found that Stellenbosch was named after him and he lived at Groot Constantly wine farm. Good views of the harbour from the balcony.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I spent a day alone at the museum, really taking my time viewing the timeless vintage pieces and reading about the history. I went down to the holding cells all alone taking pictures. Everything from the museum itself to its contents, tell a story. This is a must visit when in Simonstown.

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Simon's Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Simonstown has a very interesting history and this museum is a good place to connect with the past of this colonial outpost that has turned today in South Africas primary Naval Base.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

You can easily miss this museum as it is down a side street on the drive into Simon's Town. Situated in a very old former residence it has fantastic views and some amazing collections. It has an old fashioned feel but I liked this. Especially good if you like the Just Nuisance story or want to find our more about... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

There so much to observe and learn in this museum. It looks quite small but keeps going and going once inside. Amazing accounts and history of Simons Town history, right up to present time. The gaol cells and the stories are brilliant. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Take the time to read as much as possible and understand... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Cost of 10 rand each to visit this museum, housed in the old colonial house on the harbour. Packed full of interesting bits of history, with personal items which make history come to life. Well worth an hour of anyone's time to see why this place is here and how it's evolved over the years.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The museum was the essence of Simon's Town. Small and quaint, with very helpful, and enthusiastic people, able to enhance the visit with added knowledge and anecdotes. The Town is so similar, quite how the locals keep the town so attractive with all the visitors during the coarse of a year is a mystery, most other places would end up... More 

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Gwangju, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I took a quick tour of the city museum and I recommend it. For me, the most interesting parts were the story of Just Nuisance (the naval dog) and the forced separation of the races in the 20th century in mixed Simons Town. The town was overwhelmingly against the removal of non-white races from the municipality.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This little museum is run by volunteers and entrance by donations a great little gem in a very historic building, complements the Naval museum next door. Great display of naval memorabilia, very interesting to me, a model of my grandfathers ship HMS St George which he served during the late 1800's and during the Royal Visit in 1901 to Simon's... More 

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