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“A must stop”
Review of Drostdy Museum

Drostdy Museum
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Swellendam
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Owner description: 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.
Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A must stop”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Swellendam is a small town and one of the first colonial towns in South Africa. If you enjoy seeing how people lived 200 years ago, take a stroll through the museum. They froze in time the kitchens, bedrooms, carpenter tools, leather maker, artwork, jail cells, shoemaker tools, flour mills, and many other ways of life from that era. It takes about 90 minutes to walk through the different grounds. Worth a visit.

Visited April 2012
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St. Catharines, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

quite a number of buildings on both sides of the street. Gives a good insight into years gone by. Inexpensive and worth a morning or afternoon visit.

Visited April 2012
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London
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very interesting museum”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

We had a very good overview of the museum from two of the curators.

Visited April 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lovely museum”
Reviewed April 26, 2012

Interesting, fascinating and wonderful helpful staff.

Visited April 2012
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haarlem
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“VOC history”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

You can learn a lot of history from the VOC and a very good location for a museum

Visited April 2012
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