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Simon's Town Museum

Court Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 3046
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Small but well worth a visit!

The artefacts and displays seen in this museum reflect the rich history of Simon's Town with its... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jilldutoit
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Great old toys!

A must for any age and great to visit if you are in Simons Town. Great collections of old Dinkys... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Lennis1
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Another Dutch East India Company property, this former governor’s home contains crafts and artifacts illustrating local cultural heritage.
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Court Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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+27 21 786 3046
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"run by volunteers"
in 4 reviews
"naval base"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"second world war"
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"rich history"
in 3 reviews
"worth a trip"
in 2 reviews
"cape point"
in 4 reviews
"nuisance"
in 16 reviews
"navy"
in 6 reviews
"donation"
in 6 reviews
"governor"
in 2 reviews
"grave"
in 2 reviews
"penguins"
in 9 reviews
"model"
in 3 reviews
"dating"
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"school"
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"boulders"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The artefacts and displays seen in this museum reflect the rich history of Simon's Town with its naval base involvement. I found the section on the serving forces during the second world war very interesting - I had no idea that there was a concentration...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

A must for any age and great to visit if you are in Simons Town. Great collections of old Dinkys and Corgis and old toys.

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Fascinating museum all about the early days of Simon's Town and those who built it. A scandal that the non while population were moved away at the end of the 60s to a township with no services or school initially forcing low paid workers to...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Holds a lot of history in regards to the cape and it Development ,not for all but those of an age will find it interesting It s a little tired in some areas bit is easily forgiven worth a trip then of to boulders for...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Interesting information and the collection of artifacts, antiques, etc is amazing! Well worth a visit if this is your type of thing!.

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

The lady working at the reception was not very friendly or helpful. The visit was not really worth the effort.

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

To be honest we were looking for the navy museum and came accross this little gem which is right next door to it by default - and are so pleased we did. The actual building overlooks the naval base and was once the Residency of...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

A bijou museum run by pleasant guy ,loads of old tinplate toys plus models to buy .Entry fee nominal too.See what us oldies had before I pads and the like!

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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Don't miss the penguins! They are so cute and fun to watch. I will always remember this stop in the way to Cape Point. There is a fee to enter. Be sure to video! You can get penguin souvenirs in the shops.

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

We visited here as the pick of museums was difficult, but we only had time for one. We loved Simons town and the history of the naval dog, just Nuisance. We also visited his grave. The museum was run by volunteers I think, and they...More

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hgreynoble
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I believe there is, but please confirm with Cathy at the museum. One can't include links in replies, but if you go to the Simon's Town Museum webpage, it is given there. Safe travels and enjoy!
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