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“Interesting history of town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Village Museum

The Village Museum
18 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 887 2902
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Stellenbosch
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Interesting history of town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

4 houses from different eras( 1700 - 1900) with guides in period costume explaing the history of the houses. Well worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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UK
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Lovely living museum with guides and self tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Lovely museum which allows you to wander around 4 period houses and their gardens. The houses are very different and each tell a story of their owners. their are guides in each of the houses which give you some background but you are also free to wander around at will. Well worth a visit

Visited November 2012
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Would have missed it if our guide in Cape Town hadn't told us about it, because it isn't signposted. The staff very informative.

Visited October 2012
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New York
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18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Great introduction into Colonial Life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Village Museum is comprised of four historic houses dating from 1690 to 1870. They have been restored and contain period furniture. It was fascinating to get a glimpse of the colonial period in South Africa.

Visited October 2012
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Arnhem
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Experiencing the past”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Lovely people working at the museum. It shows the different building/living styles from the inception of Stellenbosch untill the early 1900s.

Visited November 2012
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