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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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Cape Town
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211 reviews 211 reviews
143 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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153 reviews 153 reviews
38 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Well worth a visit for anybody interested in the Huguenots and their history in South Africa. Even for me as a South African descendant of French Huguenots, it was still very informative and well presented.

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Beautiful area to stroll around, well kept and clean. A great place to just step back and enjoy some quiet time.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Besides the statues (which I am not a fan of), I think the place is very well maintained with excellent lawns and open areas for kids to enjoy.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Definitely worth the time spend here, informative and interesting...with lots of items on display. The man at the entrance to the Hugenot Gardens/Monument, should just kindly learn some hospitality/ friendliness towards guests. The notice on the wall says the garden closes at 17:00, yet we were called at (from quite a distance) and motioned to leave the property at 16:50.

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