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Drostdy Museum

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Nice to visit

Enjoyed the room also commemorating Madiba s visit for the 250th anniversary of Swellendam, all the... read more

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Brussels, Belgium
Well organised museum

Helpful knowledgeable staff, beautifully presented group of buildings, easy to discover a lot about... read more

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This former government building, an architectural treasure in itself, is now a museum containing some impressive artifacts. Particularly noteworthy is a collection of late 18th and early 19th century Cape furniture.
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18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1138
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All reviews well worth a visit local history several buildings south africa different buildings great insight interesting exhibits interesting visit dutch settlers couple of hours small town oldest town on display western cape furniture spread tools
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Reviewed today

Enjoyed the room also commemorating Madiba s visit for the 250th anniversary of Swellendam, all the rest was a splendid reminder of times gone by.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed today

It is worth a visit in case you have some time left? The staff is very friendly. There is no entrance fee but a gift is welcome.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BossErpe-Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful knowledgeable staff, beautifully presented group of buildings, easy to discover a lot about South African history

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lizw372
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very much worth a visit! Staff are courteous and welcoming, displays and buildings are in excellent condition and every building and room holds something interesting and noteworthy. You really get transportated back into time. The hand drawn maps of the Western Cape, on display at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aeronams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a bus to Swellendam which is a small town which punches above its weight. The museum complex is a series of buildings spread over the local area full of rich Dutch history and architecture.It is well worth a visit and is best done...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With one ticket, you are able to visit musea on three different locations, each on walking distance. There is not only a workman's house and its sheds to be visited, but also a grand "landdros" house that gives you an idea how wealthy and important...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IDoLoveFood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the visit. Interesting the history of the town and people who lived there. How brave were they to leave their home lands and settle so far.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rabbitstewandsylvia
Reviewed November 12, 2018

What a wonderful set of museum complexes that allow you to wander from one to the other learning and seeing what life was like when Swellendam was the administrative capital of the Cape Colony.... such care has been taken to put together the exhibits that...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank African_Albatross
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This place is a time capsule, taking you back to days long gone. most of the furnishings are original. This is not your regular run of the mill museum,it is pure art and you need a couple hours to truly enjoy it. i will go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

I stopped here as part of a tour group. Our time was limited and it was not made clear what the site comprised. We looked round the jail part first and were not made aware then that the museum continued on the other side of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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