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“Very interesting” 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 #14 of 105 things to do in Stellenbosch
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Albano Laziale, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

An interesting journey from the first dutch pioneers to the victorian english style. 4 historical houses well kept and a nice small garden surrounding the buildings. Reccomended!

Visited August 2013
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  • Italian first
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English first
Washington, DC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Very nice staff, could you some renovation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We really enjoyed the traditional homes and how the museum showcased different eras in the history of Cape Dutch design. The museum itself could use a renovation, but the staff, for the most part, were informative and helpful.

Visited July 2013
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Southbridge
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4 attraction reviews
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“Nice morning visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I visited this museum on a lovely weekend morning. It was nice to be able to leisurely experience some of the history of Stellenbosch told through walk-through period housing. A nice little stroll in a pretty side of Stellenbosch

Visited June 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Walk around houses of different periods”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The Village Museum presently comprises four houses, in their original location, and almost neighbours, so walking around them is easy. The houses date from approximately 1709 to 1850 and show the furnishings and style of the period. A guide in each house, dressed in the appropriate costume of the time, gave a talk on the restoration, suggesting items of interest in various rooms, and about the type of family who lived there. The gardens of each house have been planted with shrubs, trees and herbs that were popular during each period, so it is easy to feel you have been transported to the era. Stellenbosch is a beautiful town, and the Village Museum is worth making part of your tour.

Visited May 2013
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Miami, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice little museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We enjoyed the history of Stellenbosch and this museum told the story pretty well. The women, in costume, who gave the tours were gracious and knowledgeable.

Visited May 2013
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