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Huguenot Memorial Museum

PO Box 37, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 8762532
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Type: History Museums
Description: This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.
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UK countryside
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We had not appreciated the Huguenot history in SA so visited this museum to learn more. The quality of the exhibits were superb and well laid out. Really interesting - allow a good couple of hours.

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
50 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The statue really is beautiful and the descriptions as to what each thing represents is very good. The Proteas were stunning.

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Durbanville, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

a bit of history that few travellers would have realized how the area was established and why~~Christian persecution in France~~worth the visit~~

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Bellville, South Africa
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Thank you for maintaining this beautiful monument. We went to show our yough children. They were very facinated about the story of the monument. We took beautiful pictures!

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Cape Town
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219 reviews 219 reviews
149 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Situated in a immaculately kept gardens. Beautifully flowering trees and a protea garden. The entrance fee is low and the museum hours are very limited. The staff are very friendly. The material is reading intensive and more suitable for adults. Great coffee shop behind the museum. Skip if you are limited in time but do walk around to appreciate the... More

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Uden, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is really a family style museum. Nothing high-tech, but many valuable artefacts to see. Helpful and friendly staff. Child's admission 2 rand...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love museums and will always visit even the smallest of them, simply because I enjoy the history of the places. This museum is absolutely beautiful. There are multiple buildings housing displays however, there is A LOT of reading material. If you are not the type who enjoys reading lots of posters you might be a bit bored with some... More

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Sunapee, New Hampshire
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154 reviews 154 reviews
38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The museum tells the story of the 275 Huguenots who came from France via Holland in the 16th century. Very interesting especially in relation to the native population of cattle owners who populated the area originally

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Columbus, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We are descended from Huguenots, so we were very excited about visiting the Huguenot Memorial Museum. The staff was super friendly (seemed excited to have visitors) and set us right up with an educational introductory video that was very informative. The rest of the museum was an interesting collection of artifacts and information.

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Salem, South Carolina, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The museum is small but gives you good information about the original settlers of the area. There is a very good short film that explains a brief history of the Huguenots.

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