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Address: 9 Cross Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa
Phone Number: (048) 881 5251
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We were surprised that a small town like Cradock has such an interesting museum dedicated to the life and works of Olive Schreiner. Pay a visit if you have the the time, you will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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George, South Africa
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George, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were surprised that a small town like Cradock has such an interesting museum dedicated to the life and works of Olive Schreiner. Pay a visit if you have the the time, you will not be disappointed

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Thank gramench
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Really enjoyed the way the museum is set out with lots of history and original documents about a very interesting woman. The curator is helpful and friendly. A must for anyone passing through!

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Geraldton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We noted the good reviews written of this museum on TripAdvisor and decided to change our planned route in order to spend some time here. We were so pleasantly surprized. It is an extremely well run museum. We received a warm welcome on arrival. It is in immaculate condition and sparkly clean. The museum gives a wonderful account of Olive... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I managed to visit the Schreiner House Museum on my last day in Cradock and I was so glad that I did. It has been beautifully preserved and really paints a picture of what life in Cradock was like in the late 1800's. We are lucky to have Olive Schreiner as part of our heritage.

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Thank GeraldineFarinhaFerr
Benoni, South Africa
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This is a small well run and extremely informative museum. Having read the book an African Farm and thoroughly enjoyed it I wanted to know more about the author. A visit to this museum goes in to detail about Olive Schreiners life and the times she lived in. The house has been restored and is well maintained. The display boards... More 

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Thank Lindi W
Cape Town
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Although I'd heard her name before, I didn't really know much about her till I visited this lovely little place. The info in the museum is very good and it was thrilling to see so many original documents and other authentic memorabilia. The museum is very well maintained and there is a bookstore too where you can buy a great... More 

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East London, South Africa
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

What a quaint little house! Well restored, well kept. History of Olive Schriener in well written display boards. Boards on her family and history, her writing, RSA and some world events linked to her life and experiences. A little bit if struggle history linked to her life. Little bookshop is well stocked and good prices Toilets clean and free Curator/supervisor... More 

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Thank nickytravels2014
Johannesburg
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This museum is a must when in Cradock and although it is closed on a Saturday, the Curator made arrangements for my senior group to visit the museum. The museum is well managed, clean and informative of the life of Olive Schreiner. Thank you for the great service provided by Mr. Wilmot. We will visit again.

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Thank Catz T
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

It is a very informative but possibly controversial museum about one of the better known South Africans from yesteryear. The presentation of the information is excellent but I did get the impression that there had been an attempt to paint Schreiner as subscribing to a particular set of values, eg as a feminist with Marxist leanings. Is this an accurate... More 

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Thank Ron H
Whipsnade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you've read The Story of an African Farm you should go. Immaculate small shrine to this remarkable woman who loved the Karoo and Africa, fought for social justice and against colonialism. A small pearl.

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