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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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fascinating settler history

This museum sets the scene for the reasons for emigration of the early settlers to this area and their lives on arrival. Many interesting accounts (obviously considerable French... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

If you are interested specifically in the Huguenot migration and speak a French or Afrikaans this may be worth a detour. Otherwise of limited interest

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This museum sets the scene for the reasons for emigration of the early settlers to this area and their lives on arrival. Many interesting accounts (obviously considerable French bias) but I would have loved to read an account of a single family, their individual reasons for leaving and how subsequent generations adapted in terms of the jobs they found. Perhaps... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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104 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

I am so pleased that I went to see the monument. I have been to Franschhoek countless times and never to the actual monument. It cost R10 each adult for entry and this was just to see the monument. The museum is extra I believe but I did not go in. What good value! There is also parking on site... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

As a French person, visiting the Huguenot Museum was most interesting. It was pleasant to see so much historic information , on posters, in French. It was informative, easy to read and the artefacts and memorabilia enhanced the visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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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 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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