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“A must stop” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Drostdy Museum

Drostdy Museum
18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
028 - 514 1138
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Swellendam
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Owner description: This former government building, an architectural treasure in itself, is now a museum containing some impressive artifacts. Particularly noteworthy is a collection of late 18th and early 19th century Cape furniture.
Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“A must stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Swellendam is a small town and one of the first colonial towns in South Africa. If you enjoy seeing how people lived 200 years ago, take a stroll through the museum. They froze in time the kitchens, bedrooms, carpenter tools, leather maker, artwork, jail cells, shoemaker tools, flour mills, and many other ways of life from that era. It takes about 90 minutes to walk through the different grounds. Worth a visit.

Visited April 2012
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St. Catharines, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

quite a number of buildings on both sides of the street. Gives a good insight into years gone by. Inexpensive and worth a morning or afternoon visit.

Visited April 2012
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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very interesting museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We had a very good overview of the museum from two of the curators.

Visited April 2012
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Lovely museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Interesting, fascinating and wonderful helpful staff.

Visited April 2012
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haarlem
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“VOC history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

You can learn a lot of history from the VOC and a very good location for a museum

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