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Drostdy Museum

18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1138
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Lovely family outing

The museum expands across 3 sites and is well-maintained and informative. Staff are friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is very detailed and have a brilliant collection of equipment used in past times. Staff... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1138
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum expands across 3 sites and is well-maintained and informative. Staff are friendly. Overall a lovely visit.

Thank melanies_southafrica
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

The museum is very detailed and have a brilliant collection of equipment used in past times. Staff is also very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time browsing.

Thank HeinGC
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

This is one of many visits here and I always find more to see. The guides were helpful and knowledgeable and there is so much material to understand the origins of Swellendam and the colonial life here.

Reviewed July 5, 2017

To see the old goal and the furnished house is very interesting and well worth the visit if you are interested in history. Give yourself enough time as there is more than one venue

Thank mawalker
Reviewed June 3, 2017

This Museum is situated in Swellendam and is really worth a visit for locals as well as visitors. Has lots of History within it's walls and we found it extremely interesting. The staff will go out of their way to see that your visit is...More

Thank MiloDexter
Reviewed May 20, 2017

We really enjoyed looking round the museum especially the Mandela room. This was very interesting and informative, definitely worth taking a look . The staff also were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Marian S
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

A lovely town packed with history. The museums, 3 in all. Provide a good insight into the settlement of the Europeans into the areas and the effects that this had. Tremendous value and the staff provide great information. Well worth the visit. A lovely little...More

Thank paulmarr
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Museum comprises several buildings and grounds showing the history of Swellendam. Could do with better interpretation though. Definitely worth seeing if you're in Swellendam.

Thank Orlamunde
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Interesting museum with lots of authentic rooms showing life in days gone by. Very helpful staff. The museum is spread over a few buildings and we found it all very good. Nice to take it all in slowly and wander around leisurely.

Thank gwynnethv
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Nice people working there and very interesting to get to know a bit more about the history of the Western Cape.

Thank Cynt32
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