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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 #21 of 46 things to do 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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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

The museum is most attractive and has many interesting exhibits. It seemed strange that all the labelling was in French, given that this is not one of the official langauges of South Africa and is no longer spoken in the town. Fortunately our French is of a good standard, but what if it hadn't been? Neither this museum nor its... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

To be honest, we thought we would be in and out in half an hour but found it so fascinating we were there most of the afternoon. Be aware that a lot of the explanatory information is in French but there is sufficient in English to gain an understanding. There is an annexe across the road which deals with the... More 

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Wirral
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Very interesting, but we did not allocate enough time to really do it justice. We were a bit cross that we had to pay additionally to see the monument having paid to see the museum. But actually it's as cheap as chips! Definetly worth a visit for adults, but probably not children.

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Melbourne
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103 reviews 103 reviews
50 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We didn't visit the museum, only the café which was FANTASTIC! The setting is exceptional - the beautiful museum buildings, the Huguenot Memorial nearby, mountains, flower beds, well watered lawns and the shade of umbrellas and oak trees. A cloth was laid over a table under a tree, cushions were provided for the benches, the service was special and the... More 

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Teignmouth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We learned a lot wandering round this lovely museum and wish we could have spent longer here. Well worth a visit

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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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113 reviews 113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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62 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
11 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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