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Earthquake Museum

6 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27 23 230 1348
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Interesting general museum with earthquake info

Very little of the museum itself was about the earthquake, though the pictures & video they showed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
C1tten5
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Informative rooms.

The pre was plenty of information about the earthquake and also about how people lived and the... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
SimplyFred
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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6 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very little of the museum itself was about the earthquake, though the pictures & video they showed were interesting (video we saw was mostly Afrikaans), but the other buildings & exhibits were also interesting.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

The pre was plenty of information about the earthquake and also about how people lived and the effects the earthquake had on the society.

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

It is increduble to think what happened in the 1960,s a devistating earth quake. Interesting that they have got quotes of residents who lived through it. We also lovedthe other village houses that a ticket here gave you access to. What a beutiful place!

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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Worth visiting not only for the history of the earthquake but also for the other exhibits related to Tulbagh.

Thank Rob D
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

The old town of Tulbagh has been well documented and the entire street layout and plans including photographs of the houses pre- and post the earthquake of 1969 are on display. It documented the natural disaster in a way I have not seen with not...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

very educational and well worth the trip also because they have put a lot of effort into this. Really shows how just one earthquake that most of us either forgot or never heard of could devastate a town

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Reviewed July 14, 2017

This museum, which is sited in the Tourism Information Centre at the end of Church Street was an eye opener. It is not a large museum, with only 3 rooms of exhibits, but each room is packed with information. Learn all about how earhquakes happen...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2017

I was 12 when the western cape experienced this earthquake and this museum gave me insight in how it must really have been like living in teither the towns of Wolseley, Ceres or Tulbagh

Thank Lorraine M
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This museum is the base of the spirit of the inhabitants of Tulbagh .. it was always a historic town but what was achieved following the 1969 earthquake is amazing ....go and take a look ..you wont be dissapointed but will walk the Tulbagh streets...More

Thank Ulrich E S
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

Sharing premises with the Tourist bureau, this museum offers an incredibly detailed documentation of the impact of the earthquake that caused so much damage in 1969. There is a description of each of the buildings along Church street which outlines structural damage, with an architectural...More

Thank Jilldutoit
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