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“interestin account of Huguenot history”

Huguenot Memorial Museum
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$138.46*
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Franschhoek Valley Culture Guided Day Tour
Ranked #10 of 59 things to do in Franschhoek
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Owner description: This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“interestin account of Huguenot history”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

museum is very well planned and has some fascinating artefacts as well as lots of information. Lots of the info is in French so not easy if you don't speak the language. Lists of all the Huguenot families and their descendants as well as famous ones. Book shop and gift shop + a small admission fee R10 I think

Visited August 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Heritage Museum”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We enjoyed looking at the exhibits and learning about the history of the area. The museum is well structured and contains quite a few objects and stories. The price is right as well.

Visited August 2013
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Cape Town
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“My Heritage”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great to see where my Heritage started. Beautiful ground and so peaceful. Museum staff not really friendly though.

Visited May 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
“Update the History”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

South Africa is melting pot of cultures, we have been through the bad and are on a positive trajectory for the future, i think that its time that we give an alround review of what transipered when the Huguenots arrived in the Cape, it was not all peaceful and amicable trade of land, i just think the video shown should also represent what actually happened vs painting the Huguenots as persecuted and disposed of their religon/culture etc and having arrived in South Africa peacefully trading with the locals.

Visited August 2013
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Wilderness, South Africa
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Must have been......”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Very informative with plenty history of the Huguenots. Here the life of the Huguenots at the Cape of Good Hope is illustrated - it contains a large variety of furniture, bibles, kitchen utensils etc.
The building the museum is housed was in the 18th century the home of Baron Willem Ferdinand van Reede van Oudsthoorn.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Martina S
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