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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Huguenot Memorial Museum

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

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