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Huguenot Memorial Museum

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Address: Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 21 876 2532

This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.

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Many documents on display give an overall impression of the history, and the challenges facing the early settlers. A most interesting hour or so spent at the 2 locations. Very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jersey, United Kingdom
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Elie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not somewhere that you would normally find myself, but this is definitely worth a visit. Not just the museum, but take a walk around the gardens to the memorial which is breathtaking. I really enjoyed our short time here, and it made me look into the past a little more so that I could understand it better. A joy after... More 

Thank David M
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The content in the museum is interesting but it needs to be modernised and presented in a more user friendly way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is good to know the saga of this people. They have been the builder of Stellenbosch, and specially the good wine tradition. All the African Continent shows the marks of the presence and work of the Huguenots. Calvinist that where persecuted in France and fleet to others countries. University, good restaurants, etc.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many documents on display give an overall impression of the history, and the challenges facing the early settlers. A most interesting hour or so spent at the 2 locations. Very glad we went there.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning garden monument to the 250 French Huguenot settlers who founded Franschhoek. Amazingly impressive that they were able to make the place work.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you into history you should surely visit but it doesn't offer too much.... If you do visit though make sure you watch the 10-12 minute video on the history of the Huguenot's and Franschhoek....

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully kept and nicely displayed. It is a small collection but worth a visit if you are a history buff, but go to the monument afterwards and it should all click into place.

Thank Susan V
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

I have made several visits to the museum over the years and it never fails to impress. The true history of the first European settlers in the Cape is captured in its context of religious persecution in France. The names of so many of the original families make up modern South Africa. The supporting furniture, artefacts and pictures are carefully... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

The building is gorgeous, the grounds beautifully kept, but collection a bit skimpy. The most interesting part of the museum dealt with the pre-colonial tribes who lived in the area.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Quite good for the local history but perhaps not as interesting for a general tourist. Still it was cheap and was quite a quick activity between the gourmet food and wine that was in abundance in this area.

Thank Jastogo

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