Huguenot Memorial Museum
Huguenot Memorial Museum
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This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.
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Riana Joubert
Mbombela, South Africa1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Being a descendant from the French Huguenots I looked forward to a visit to the memorial after my last visit 17 years ago. What a disappointment! No parking on site allowed, ample parking space available on site, but you have to park in street. You have to pay to gain access at a building accross the street - NO signage indicating this. Staffed by rude employees. Manager already left work at 15:00. Utterly disappointed and disgusted!!!!
Written March 4, 2021
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK7,801 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The Franschhoek wine valley, one of the finest wine valleys in the world and here because of the French Huguenots. Fascinating memorial museum, the full history and a full afternoon to explore.
Entrance fee paid at the main museum and then allows entrance to the memorial.
Beautiful day, beautiful well kept place, beautiful history and now for all to enjoy.
Written November 9, 2023
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Richard B
London, UK152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The museum is well laid out and factually interesting. It explains the reasons that Huguenots left their original home land, how they arrived in South Africa and the various differences they made to the new communities. The ticket also covered the Perfume Museum (opposite it) which was disappointing. Iyt seemed to be made up of random bottles, often half empty without much explanation.
Written February 28, 2020
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JerryC1952
Hampshire, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
A very informative museum - well thought out and well presented.
It is surprising how as few as 300 initial French Huguenots can have had such an impact on South Africa.
It was definitely worthwhile investing time to understand this particular part of history.
Written March 20, 2023
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KelvinZulu
Rivonia, Gauteng, South Africa292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Friends
Genealogical charts, ancient letters and deeds, farm diagrams and furnishings and architecture from that time impressed me no end, you will enjoy the tribute to our French ancestors and their contribution to our countries heritage.
Huge contribution the French made to the viticulture of the Cape and how we owe this debt of gratitude to them for being able to make such good stuff today, our wine is held in high regard world wide because of this.
Written May 18, 2013
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Nikila
Washington DC13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Friends
This thing looks pretty boring in the pictures, but it is super neat in real life!

The gleaming white arches catch the late afternoon sunlight and mingle with the beauty of the surrounding hills; it makes you understand why people from the French countryside would choose this spot to settle in.

The park was impeccably well tended and even after it is closed, it is easy to sneak into it and still enjoy the monument. There are hedges made from rosemary and a nice reflecting pool; information signs explain the story of these French settlers in English, Afrikaans, Zulu and French; definitely worth a visit if you are in Franschhoek.
Written August 22, 2011
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Judy S
Bakewell, UK165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We found this history of Huguenot immigration utterly absorbing. The exhibition is in two separate buildings, one that displays artefacts from original settlers and gives a vivid picture of family life in the 17th century Cape. The other offers a time line of Huguenot persecution and the sea voyages. Don’t miss this museum if you are in Franschoek.
Written March 4, 2020
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Kevin D
Taunton, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The arrival of the Huguenots in the Western Cape resulted in 10 initial farms in the Franschhoek valley. The history of the Rainbow Nation is punctuated by people of different ethnicities arriving and creating one of the most wonderfully diverse range of cultures anywhere. If you want to understand how those French people driven from their own land created ome of the best vineyards in the world, you need to spend an hour at this modest sized museum with a big story!
Written November 5, 2019
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coen_12
Johannesburg, South Africa2,371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
You feel special just to be here,so Mystical,so special,thank you very much for the people who does the upkeep and wonderful maintenance.

Very Special
Written January 17, 2021
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Gys dB
Midrand, South Africa138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Lovely exhibits, loads of information on the Huguenots. SO well maintained. Love history, so was great to learn more about the French Huguenots.
Written January 4, 2021
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