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Huguenot Memorial Museum

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Address: PO Box 37, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 8762532
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Description: This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.

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Learning about the Huguenots

My recent visit to the museum was quiet an enlightening one. Spent alot of time reading up on family history and admiring the vast collection of prized family heirlooms that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My recent visit to the museum was quiet an enlightening one. Spent alot of time reading up on family history and admiring the vast collection of prized family heirlooms that were donated to the museum. Lovely to see the actual items. My only recommendation would be to include some kind of interactive element into the museum for those that are... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I really wanted to go see this place as my forefathers were French Huguenots. I was able to learn about them and could also get a little booklet about my family history.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you are from Huguenot routes, this is a lovely place to visit and to see exactly what these French settlers did to settle in Franschhoek.

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I was looking for my great grandmothers history - however her name was not amongst the immigrants that arrived and made a life and farmed in the Franschhoek area. Interesting to spend an hour or 2 here. The gardens are beautiful!

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Invergordon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A great time fossicking about, finding all tne old time lines of the Birth of this terrific Wine growing area. If you like to really go behind the dates and Kings/queens of history, this - believe me - is a place to visit. Will re visit February '16, Roll on!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

French visitors are always fascinated to visit this lovely museum and learn about the Huguenots who fled to this part of the world and made new lives for themselves. Their influence on the Cape and especially wine-making, was enormous and their descendants are proud of this heritage. Be sure to watch the short introduction film that explains the beginning of... More 

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South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It cost about R10 per person to go in to the museum, so it's quite cheap. Gives u a bit of history around the French forefathers and the huguenots, but I got a bit bored.. But maybe that's my feeling on all museums.

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Cape Town
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A lot of memorabilia and information from the period, however almost everything is in the original language (French) and defeats the point unless one has a translator or speaks the language.. Audio tours, or on site guides would improve the experience immensely

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Southport, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you are staying in Franschoek of course you must visit the museum! It was great to learn about the history of its people and the development of the area.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The staff and exhibits gave us a good picture of starting a new life after persecution, over 300 years ago, at the end of the world. the settlers were very courageous.

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Address: PO Box 37, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 8762532
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek

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