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Huguenot Memorial Museum

Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2532
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This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 21 876 2532
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"south africa"
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"interesting history"
in 13 reviews
"introductory video"
in 3 reviews
"brick by brick"
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"family history"
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"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"entry fee"
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"interesting visit"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"cape town"
in 8 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"french"
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"settlers"
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"information"
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"annex"
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"artifacts"
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"persecution"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting museum with all the detail of the Huguenot Families. It was interesting to visit with my kids.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We wanted to turn around back in to Franschoek and then noticed this building. Quite nice to see how the olden day buildings looked inside. I really like the display where you look into an old farm house - quite interesting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visit to the Hugenot museum was in stark contrast to the Castle in Cape Town. It was informative and the museum and area is well run. Got more info about the VOC there than at the castle

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

A rather symbolic and imposing monument, not particularly beautiful and best enjoyed from the road side from a distance.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Take the time to appreciate documents that can be found in the museum , wath the movie about the history ,discover the family names and country originin of French huguenots particullary if you're french .I never see even in France such a museum. Must be...More

Thank Alain P
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Smallish museum but with wealth of detail on the Huguenot background in Europe and SA. A fascinating place.

Thank Henry788
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Found this museum fascinating. Very interesting and informative and an excellent place to discover the history of the area.

Thank Jenny P
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Well worth a visit just to see how 16th & 17th Century French Protestants suffered severe persecution at the hands of the Catholic majority. South Africa became the beneficiaries of the huge influx of highly skilled Huguenots.

Thank johhew
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

This is a nice place to visit while in Franschoek, plenty of interesting exhibits tracing the Huguenot history and influence in the Franschoek region. It's split across 2 sites (opposite each other), and I think that the entry fee (very modest) does allow you to...More

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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Franschhoek is au upmarket tourist destination with fine restaurants and shops, in a beautiful dramatic setting rlqnked on three sides by mountains. The Huguenot Museum, next to the Huguenot Memorial (you can’t miss it as it stands at the top of the main street) giv...More

Thank GBeef
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Terence B
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not at the monument- but several in the street leading up to the monument
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