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“A living museum.” 5 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 #14 of 105 things to do in Stellenbosch
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A living museum.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

A very enjoyable half hour or so visiting four living museum period houses. At each house you are met by a lady in period costume who tells you about the house and who lived there. Very interesting.

Visited February 2013
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“Beautifully presented old houses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Although we had been to Stellenbosch many times, we visited this museum for the first time after seeing it recommended in a guide book. The houses are beautifully presented and show various periods from 1709 to 1850 and different degrees of grandeur. Inside each house museum staff in period costume will give a brief, if somewhat monotonous, introduction and then leave you to wander. Really worth seeing and well done.

Visited February 2013
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“Colonial history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

You visit 4 colonial houses in original state! The museum looks small but extends across the street.

Visited January 2013
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“Step back in Time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Do not miss this peek at Stellenbosch,s past,the museum entrance is fairly low key but pay the 30 rand and continue through to see each cottage and hear the stories from well informed guides.
Allow a couple of hours as you wander the grounds and homes,you have access to all rooms and gardens.

Visited January 2013
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“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is a great walking tour to learn the history of the area, which is especially beneficial for foreign tourists like us.

Visited December 2012
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