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Simon's Town Museum

Court Road, Simon's Town, South Africa
21/786-3046
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Ranked #10 of 16 attractions in Simon's Town
Type: Museums
Description: Another Dutch East India Company property, this former governor’s home contains crafts and artifacts illustrating local cultural heritage.
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Kigali, Rwanda
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Most people who goes to Cape Point just passing Simon's Town. But, It worth to visit this museum. People who lives here tells story of Simon's town and we can see the important history of this town. Especially, the elderly people in this museum was very kind and eager to give help to the tourist. I was really thankful of... More

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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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279 reviews 279 reviews
133 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Unlike some establishments this one was well signed to the left from the main road down from Cape Town. You drive down a small road and there is ample parking right in front of you - no wardens or restrictions or threats of fines. A lovely experience for a city dweller like myself. Before we entered we saw naval personnel... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The old "Residency" offers a beautiful view over the harbour and on the Saturday that we went to visit, there were plenty of yachts drifting in the bay. The lay-out of the various exhibit rooms is neatly done. At the info desk one receives a map and they also have interesting souvenirs for sale. The displays were fascinating and provided... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great, well kept little musuem with a nautical feel (Simonstown is a Naval town) Lots of naval memorabilia and interesting artefacts. A great trip for the family, especially those with young kids. No entry fee, donations only! Highly recommended if you are in Simonstown

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manchester, uk
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152 reviews 152 reviews
108 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

nothing much to do in this town so I went here, a very eclectic mix of things inside but it passed the time

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

A trip to Simon's Town 's Museum will inevitably lead to a second & third. From ship wrecks to forced removals, the khoisan to Able Seaman Just Nuisance there is an incredible amount of fascinating history captured in this amazing building. The Museum is housed in 'The Residency', a building of extensive historic value dating back to 1777. The cells... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Lots of information about the history of the area and of Simons Town. Does not hide some of the nastier episodes, and highlights the cost of the removals of all coloureds in 1967. Well worth a visit.

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Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Our experience was not at the Museum itself but rather at the docks where the Museum had exhibits on display at the Naval Festival. This apparently only happens once per year so we are very glad that we were in Cape Town at the time. We took a train ride from Cape Town city to Simonstown after the owner at... More

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Kenilworth, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

A friendly, efficient museum focused on the history of naval happenings in Simon's Town. Plenty about the famous dog Just Nuisance.

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Goodwood
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

The naval museum was an amazing experience. Its free to go in and realy worth it. If you love ships that were used in the past, or if you love the history behind something, you'll love it.

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