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Huguenot Memorial Museum

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Address: Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 8762532
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This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.

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This museum would certainly interest history buffs. It has a great presentation of that part of French history leading to the flight of French Protestants (Huguenots) some whom... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
John T
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Macmasters Beach, Australia

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Macmasters Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum would certainly interest history buffs. It has a great presentation of that part of French history leading to the flight of French Protestants (Huguenots) some whom went to Franschhoek and started the agricultural development and wine industry of the area. Across the road is the other part of the museum presenting the social history of the Huguenots with... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our guides to this region can trace her lineage, the De Villiers, back to the first families the emigrated from France to South Africa. So we had to stop by this museum and see the Huguenot memorial. It was a lovely place to visit and see a little history from the founding days of South Africa.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is very imformative about the Huguenot period and well worth a vist. We spent a couple of hours there.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting museum but some of the info in the museum house across the street from the monument is still typed on old pieces of card that are virtually illegible. Some tatty stuffed animals really makes it rather grotty. The museum at the monument is more pleasant but a lot of its info is only in French.

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Bunde, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Huguenot Memorial Museum In Franschhoek tells you the story of the protestant settlers from France. Very worthwhile to visit if you are interested in the history of South Africa.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting history but too much of info in a small space. The audio visual presentation should be viewed first as it sums up the history of the immigrants to the Cape. A few interactive exhibits should be considered to keep younger children entertained.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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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