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Address: Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 8762532
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This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.

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History of Franschhoek

A small but charming Museum charting the history of Franschhoek, an ideal venue for a visit on a rainy day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though the gardens are neglected, the monument itself is very impressive. The museum holds a very interesting history where the story of Franschhoek is revealed. This is a worth while visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A small but charming Museum charting the history of Franschhoek, an ideal venue for a visit on a rainy day.

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Catalkoy, Turkish Cyprus
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Monument itself is impressive. The Museum and the annex across the road are small but very interesting, telling the tale of Huguenot persecution and migration. It is in a well laid out garden and in October all the prefect roses were starting to bloom

Thank Cyprusmal
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76 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quick stop at the Museum, on our scenic drive, to show the Mexican exchange student the lovely architecture of the museum.

Thank Dirmu G
White Rock, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The museum was great I remembered some of this history from school so it made it easier to understand what it was all about

Thank debhryniuk
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Tthough a small museum it is worthwhile to visit if you want a better background of area and its history, especially if you have an interest in the French Huguenot families that moved here. Well kept and neat with a very small fee asked for entrance.

Thank vermaak2015
Glendale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Was nice to read about the history of the area. Is not a must do for the area not bad just average about what you would expect from a history museum.

Thank Leonard C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Being a Huguenot descendant and having visited the town in France from which my forefather came from I found this museum very emotional and was proud to show my young son his South African roots. It is a wonder that this museum still stands when all other history related to settlers in the country seems to slowly being eradicated. SA... More 

Thank CuriousClaudio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Many displays were in French only or were outdated. Still, we learned a lot and the place was absolutely empty. The gardens next door are beautiful.

Thank Julie S
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a small museum set in beautiful grounds and it tells the story of the French settlers who established Franschhoek as a wine centre. It is interesting and easy to navigate. Well worth a visit.

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