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C.P Nel Museum

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Address: 3 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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A synagogue and other Jewish attractions are inside this quaint museum...

A synagogue and other Jewish attractions are inside this quaint museum located across from the Tourist Information Bureau.

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I am so glad that some places still have big museums. Other places have small museum like if they dont care about there history. Thanks CP Nel you the best.

Reviewed August 10, 2016
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I am so glad that some places still have big museums. Other places have small museum like if they dont care about there history. Thanks CP Nel you the best.

Thank Werner S
Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016

We arrived at the museum, which is housed in a beautiful historic building, just twenty minutes before closing time, and the staff kindly agreed not to charge us to have a quick look around. As we were tight for time, we could not visit every exhibit, but we did get to see the majority. There were well-made exhibitions about the... More 

Thank Dom T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016

Lots and lots of small individual items to see and some of the content is pretty good, but it lacks any interaction and for kids in particular is rubbish. It is more a very good archive than a Museum. I guess for a small town museum it is OK, but don't book a full day to see it! One hour... More 

Thank glen g
George, South Africa
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83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is a must for anyone visiting beautiful Oudtshoorn. The contents of this remarkable attraction is SIMPLY SUPERB.

Thank mimurphy44
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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540 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2016

A fascinating museum with some really interesting exhibits - and not just for a rainy day! Cheap as chips to visit and a good range of quality historic items - do make time to have a look. One of the better museums on offer.

Thank Steve T
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2016

Great value ticket although unfortunately we were not told about the Le Roux additional site Very comprehensive displays - absolutely fascinating historical collection and ostrich farming artefacts. Gives a detailed synopsis of the history of the area Jewish collection and synagogue on site as well Highly recommended

Thank NlondonLem
Epsom, United Kingdom
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304 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2016

This very reasonably priced museum has a lot of info about the town and the history of Ostrich farming. It's a great place and the rooms are very well organised. The ticket also included the Le Roux building in the town which didn't take that long to get round. Very nice way to break up the day

Thank HHH666Y
Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 1, 2016

A lovely place to visit and view the past Oudtshoorn.Learnt a lot about ostriches, their feathers in fashion, eggs and their deformities. Saw old shop, bank, you name it, a treasure trove of the past. Ticket includes entrance to Le Roux House just around the block, also well worth a visit.

Thank Whopple
Dollar, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2016

Lots of interesting photos and information about local area, great history lesson, well worth a visit, there is an entry fee

Thank Graeme Cochrane
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2016

A very good museum showing the history of this town based on the ostrich industry. Marvellous exhibits of garments trimmed with feathers. Also complete shops from the beginning of the last century, a pharmacy and a bank, and interiors of a similar period.

Thank Vivien I

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