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Huguenot Memorial Museum

Address: PO Box 37, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 8762532
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Franschhoek
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.

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Frenshhoek, SA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The insight in the history of people moved into South Africa. The names and families are still present in and around Franshoek

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Pristina, Kosovo
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Thanks to the Dutch for bringing the French Huguenots and developing this area into a great wine region. hey were visionary. Learn all about this at the museum. Nice stop before going to the wineries and great restaurant of Franschoek.

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Haifa, Israel
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The museum visit begins with a very interesting DVD giving the historical background of the persecution of the Huguenot and how they settled in this region. The collection of artefacts and documents is also interesting. Don't arrive too late in the afternoon as we ran out of time and didn't manage to see the part of the museum in a... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went and had a look at the museum whilst in the area. Interesting and good value. If you are interested in Huguenot history then its well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

The museum is very interesting, and the restaurant which is under new management, serves excellent food. Snoek samoosas!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We went as an extended family to look at our Hugenot Roots and found masses of good information at the museum. Entrance is inexpensive and the staff friendly and helpful. The displays took us on an interesting journey - commencing with the short intro video to give some background, then useful detail on the general and per-family history and good... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The entry fee is very cheap (R10) as for all museums in RSA (rarely above R20). You can watch a 12min video (different languages available) about the arrival of the Huguenots. Some of their documents and pictures are displayed in the little museum. There is an illustrated historical timeline in French and the translation in other languages is available at... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The museum tells the history of the people of Franschhoek, starting in France with the persecution of protestants. Some panels are in French. Apart from that there are portraits, rooms with furniture, examples of house building in the old days, and a long list of all Huguenots with their day of arrival, ship, and ultimate location within the area.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We wandered in there - the only visitors around - a pretty desultory exhibition all in French - French in South Africa - not one of the languages here and not the main tourist language either. Exhibits not very interesting - not sure what it's for

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The museum is showing the history of the Huguenot, unfortunately a lot was in French without translation into English!

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