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Huguenot Memorial Museum

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Address: Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 8762532

This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.

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Fascinating Place in splendid surroundings

A very interesting place where you can a bit of reading and then watch a DVD and allow the info' provided to slowly filter through. A much maligned group - even today it surprises... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2016
Steve T
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

An interesting overview of the history, religion and social life of this group of pioneers. Old photos show the early families as well as many artifacts. The display about local tribes needs updating. There is a disappointing cafe but plenty of eating places in town. You have to pay another small fee to access the monument which you can see... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We first visited the monument and gardens which were withing walking distance of the village. The grounds are perfectly kept and monument explains every aspect of the statue. There are several picture perfect moments as the monument is set again the mountains which rise behind it. After spending some time on the grounds we visited the museum - well worth... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

A very interesting place where you can a bit of reading and then watch a DVD and allow the info' provided to slowly filter through. A much maligned group - even today it surprises me what evil can be aimed at a legitimate non-conformist grouping in the name of god. Well worth a visit. Cafe available and lovely grounds to... More 

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Einsiedeln, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is a reflective stop if you're interested in SA history and the plight of the Huguenots. If not, give it a pass.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Although it was very interesting to find out more about the original Huguenot settlers, we felt that there weren't really many exhibits here and there were better activities in Franschhoek

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Even tough it is a small museum, it was interesting to find out the early lives of Huguenots who fled from France because of religious persecution. They were instrumental in building the world class South African Wine industry. The museum reminded me of Amish settlement In Pennsylvania.

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Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The museum provides detailed and thoughtful insight into how Franschhoek came to be, and the struggles of the Huguenot who fled from France and settled in the Cape. It provides a learning lesson not only about the area, but also about the world circumstances that caused people from so far away to end up in this corner of the world... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

It was great to see a fully warranted recognition of the French Huguenots and their contributions to modern South Africa. The Museum is a fascinating history lesson dating from before the Edict of Nantes in France to the Huguenot settlement of Franschhoek. I have no Huguenot heritage but have learned a great deal from travels in France and it was... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Though not large this is a lovely stop. Displays and didactic give an excellent insight into the history of Franshoek's settlement

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This is an intriguing insight into the lives,hardships and immense influence the French Huguenot settlers have had on the history of the Cape Wine lands and South Africa in general

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