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“Authentic History and Culture” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Drostdy Museum

Drostdy Museum
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Authentic History and Culture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Amazing and interesting, great research and display of artifacts, a historian's delight. A must for the youth of South Africa to grasp their history and cultural roots...must visit.

Visited March 2013
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Gloucestreshire, England
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71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A bit if interesting, well presented history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We were warmly welcomed and advised of the best way to tour around the main site and then given clear instructions as to how we could easily access the other two close by historical buildings which complete the museum. One gets a very good insight into the way in which South Africa was colonised and how the people lived and worked. The numerous workshops were especially well displayed. This visit is extremely good value for money and a good way to move in and out of the sun on a hot day.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

There is so much to see about the early history of South Africa and the old equipment that was used which was still in good condition. The staff at the museum was friendly and helpful as well. Spent a few enjoyable hours there.

Visited March 2013
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Durban, South Africa
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Museums deserve support”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Very well presented museum, and we really enjoyed all the different aspects and walk from area to area. South Africans need to support these museums more... the only people we met in them were tourists from overseas..

Visited March 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“good history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

we understanded more the history of swellen-dam and was very happy to come here to see this wonderful museum.

Visited January 2013
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