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“Wonderful experience”

Simon's Town Museum
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Owner description: Another Dutch East India Company property, this former governor’s home contains crafts and artifacts illustrating local cultural heritage.
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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48 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

To learn more about South Africa's Naval Heritage - this is surely the place to find out! White serene buildings with the neatness of the Navy - awesome!

Visited December 2011
Thank Louise V
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Well worth a look”
Reviewed February 1, 2012

I thought it was going to be boring on first impressions, but it was really interesting & much bigger than it looks, very good

Visited January 2012
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“Comprehensive, easily accessible museum”
Reviewed March 11, 2009

I spent my last day in South Africa in Simon's Town and about 2-3 hours in this museum. It was time well spent.

The museum is housed in an old Dutch building off the main road leading into town. The museum is quite thorough, starting off with the early history of the Cape Peninsula and the Khoisan people and the arrival of the Dutch. You can then explore the two levels at your own pace. Other rooms cover the Royal Navy, the people of Simon's Town, and of course Just Nuisance, the famous dog.

What I liked about this museum is that there seems to be something for everyone's interest, even if it's just learning about the World Wars. There is even a stockroom which is left over from the slavery years.

Of course an audio guide would have enhanced the experience, but overall it was very worthwhile. The staff was quite courteous and helpful, assisting me in finding a couple esoteric books on the history of the Royal Navy.

Highly recommended.

Thank midway42
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