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Address: Court Road, Simon's Town, South Africa
Phone Number: 21/786-3046
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Gwangju, South Korea
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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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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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45 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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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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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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Tianjin Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

south Africans take pride in their culture they like to think they have a purpose for living free of persecution

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Kigali, Rwanda
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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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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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17 helpful votes 17 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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