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Address: , 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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A bit of the history of South Africa

This small museum provides a bit more of the history of South Africa and helps to explain the turbulent times of the early settlers of the country. The Huguenots were French... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Interesting history of the Huguenots. The graveyard was also interesting. Next we will do the wine tram.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This small museum provides a bit more of the history of South Africa and helps to explain the turbulent times of the early settlers of the country. The Huguenots were French Protestants who settled in the area in the 17th century after persecution in France. The museum is well laid out with well captioned exhibits. These farmers were persistent and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

History to be studied at this remarkable memorial of the Dutch & French who discovered & named Franschhoek.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

History, need we say more. .. but the town is fantastic for browsing and shopping and very very scenic

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is worth a stop to visit this tidy interesting museum. The history of the French Huguenots is quite fascinating. The displays are in French & English. Thank goodness they brought their wine making talents to S. Africa!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This museum situated at the end of the main road in Frabschhoek, is a well kept, informative museum. The gardens are magnificent, the buildings and its contents amazing. Well worth a visit. Allow 1 - 2 hours. Clean toilets.

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

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

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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