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Address: 9 Cross Street, Cradock, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 48 881 5251

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What a sad life!

We were greeted enthusiastically by someone standing in for the usual caretaker and enjoyed some quiet reading and reflection on the sad and nomadic life of this enigmatic and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted enthusiastically by someone standing in for the usual caretaker and enjoyed some quiet reading and reflection on the sad and nomadic life of this enigmatic and talented woman who was way before her time. A very interesting visit and worth the time! A little glimpse of history.

Thank luckyfish2015
Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Olive Schreiner was a writer and campaigner ahead of her time and the museum provides lots of information about her personal life as well her writing. A little gem.

Thank kimbuisson
George, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were surprised that a small town like Cradock has such an interesting museum dedicated to the life and works of Olive Schreiner. Pay a visit if you have the the time, you will not be disappointed

Thank gramench
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Really enjoyed the way the museum is set out with lots of history and original documents about a very interesting woman. The curator is helpful and friendly. A must for anyone passing through!

Thank megsdreyer
Geraldton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We noted the good reviews written of this museum on TripAdvisor and decided to change our planned route in order to spend some time here. We were so pleasantly surprized. It is an extremely well run museum. We received a warm welcome on arrival. It is in immaculate condition and sparkly clean. The museum gives a wonderful account of Olive... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I managed to visit the Schreiner House Museum on my last day in Cradock and I was so glad that I did. It has been beautifully preserved and really paints a picture of what life in Cradock was like in the late 1800's. We are lucky to have Olive Schreiner as part of our heritage.

Thank GeraldineFarinhaFerr
Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

This is a small well run and extremely informative museum. Having read the book an African Farm and thoroughly enjoyed it I wanted to know more about the author. A visit to this museum goes in to detail about Olive Schreiners life and the times she lived in. The house has been restored and is well maintained. The display boards... More 

Thank Lindi W
Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Although I'd heard her name before, I didn't really know much about her till I visited this lovely little place. The info in the museum is very good and it was thrilling to see so many original documents and other authentic memorabilia. The museum is very well maintained and there is a bookstore too where you can buy a great... More 

Thank HarveyCapeTown
East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

What a quaint little house! Well restored, well kept. History of Olive Schriener in well written display boards. Boards on her family and history, her writing, RSA and some world events linked to her life and experiences. A little bit if struggle history linked to her life. Little bookshop is well stocked and good prices Toilets clean and free Curator/supervisor... More 

Thank nickytravels2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

This museum is a must when in Cradock and although it is closed on a Saturday, the Curator made arrangements for my senior group to visit the museum. The museum is well managed, clean and informative of the life of Olive Schreiner. Thank you for the great service provided by Mr. Wilmot. We will visit again.

Thank Catz T

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