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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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This museum is a must visit when visiting the Western Cape. The exhibits are well thought out and displayed. The museum gives an interesting and comprehensive insight into the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Toronto, On
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being a descendant of the Huegenots myself but not really having had a profound background about this important movement in France at the time I found it amazing to find such an important collection of facts and data in this museum. It is well displayed and gives an intriguing insight into the thinking and behaviour of these courageous people. Much... More 

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Toronto, On
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is a must visit when visiting the Western Cape. The exhibits are well thought out and displayed. The museum gives an interesting and comprehensive insight into the history of the Huguenot refugees in South Africa during the Dutch settlement. Very well done !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made an unplanned and brief stop at the Huguenot Museum. The exhibits are well thought out and displayed. The museum gives an interesting and comprehensive insight into the history of the Huguenot refugees in South Africa during the Dutch settlement. It gives a salutary lesson to modern politicians in how to integrate a migrant population. The Dutch would not... More 

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Hungerford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to find out how the settlers first came to be farmers in the wine area. Nice short video. Worth an hour or so

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A interesting look at the formation of Franschhoek from the white immigrants point of view. Good narrative of the reason for them immigrating as well as a list of the famous South African's who can trase their heritage to Franschhoek e.g. Sharleeze Theron and Francois Pienaar.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful view of the mountains, outdoor coach seating overlooking vineyards and mountains. Great gardens/flowers. The memorial was well maintained and after reading up on the Huguenot history in Cape Town it was very meaningful and spiritually moving. Great stop for Christians and non-christians alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This monument has lovely gardens. Many events are held here due to its location and walking proximity to the main road in the town where you can find a selection of good restaurants and some quirky shops. Plenty of parking and an easy stop en route to wine tasting trips.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant introduction to the Huguenot settlement. A good video gives an overview of the history. This museum helps one understand the history of Franschhoek and the Huguenot 's contribution to this superb wine growing region.

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My anchestors, like the Huguenots in South Africa, were forced to flee France because of their beliefs and to resettle in a foreign land; and maybe that is why the visit to the town of Franschhoek, to this little museum and the adjacent cemetery and monument touches me deeply. But even if you don't have a personal connection, I recommend... More 

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entry fee is R10 and you must view the video before you start the tour as it is very good. Don't forget to go across the raod to the Annex which is part of the fee.

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