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Address: Court Road, Simon's Town, South Africa
Phone Number: 21/786-3046
Description: Another Dutch East India Company property, this former governor’s home...
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Fascinating but quaint museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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53 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
49 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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Durban
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Very informative of Simon's Town's history with interesting artifacts and displays. Costumes and photographs as well as models makes this a worth while visit.

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Hull England
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156 reviews 156 reviews
51 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Visited recently and thoroughly recommend this small out of the way museum. A very comprehensive history of the town and the surrounding area. Would go again when next in Cape Town and recommend it to you all. A special praise for the Lady volunteers running the Museum on the day of my visit they where the most delightful and a... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Wonderful little museum with excellent exhibits regarding Simonstown and the area. Well worth a visit as there is something for all ages.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Lovely old museum full of interesting bits and pieces. The old cells are worth a trip down the steep stairs. So as you enter the outskirts of Simons Town (heading south) take a quick detour to this museum and then do the same for the Naval Museum as well. We visited both when unusually the weather was not so good... More 

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