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“Well worth a visit” 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 #8 of 22 Attractions in Stellenbosch
Type: History Museums
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Carefree, Arizona
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167 reviews 167 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This museum is well worth a visit, historic houses with period furnishings and a very informative staff. Also nice area of town to walk around and shop the galleries

Visited August 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“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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46 attraction reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“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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