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Address: 35 Strand Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 481 3935
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This house museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family...

This house museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th Century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics.

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Beautiful furniture & decor

The rooms all open up out of a central room. Beautiful old furniture & crockery & carpets, etc. At the back there is a coach in a coachhouse, with a very steep staircase to a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 March 2016
Dirmu G

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This amazingly beautiful house is very well restored and preserved and the interior and decor is immaculate.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

The rooms all open up out of a central room. Beautiful old furniture & crockery & carpets, etc. At the back there is a coach in a coachhouse, with a very steep staircase to a room at the top. It has a nice view from up there, over the back courtyard.

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

This is a building which could easily be missed but is well worth visiting. It gives a wonderful glimpse of how a moneyed family in Cape Town lived in the 19th and early 20th century. This is emphasised by the labelling which indicates that the owners were at the heart of Cape Town society at that time. I especially admired... More 

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Thank KBofLB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Well preserved and a small picture of what Cape Town looked like back in the day.So nice that one of a row of these houses still survives. Nice collection of ear;y Dutch and South African memorabilia.

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Thank John S
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130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

A wonderful restoration of an old colonial house in Cape Town, this museum shows a glimpse of what life would have been like in the bygone era. The house itself, furniture, artwork and books have been maintained impeccably that one feels transported back to the late 19th century and early 20th century. A must see for those who like colonial... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

We really enjoyed our visit here as it is very atmospheric and the period detail is excellent. The information is very interesting and the artefacts superb. It is a pity that it is not well visited as it gives an interesting insight to a different age.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

Beautiful interiors transports you back in time, with lovely furniture, clocks and other artifacts. Well worth a visit.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

Right in the middle of Cape Town can be found this gem of a house with its small enclosed courtyard - excellent selection of antique furniture and blue & white porcelain . Historic house used as a hide out during the Anglo-Boer War as Marie Koopmans was a sympathizer and helped the Boers

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noupoort
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

It is a lovely home depicting a specific time in SA History.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

This museum is a great stop to enjoy the history of how some of the well off colonials lived. Step back in time and imagine the lifestyle on what at the time would have been a frontier city. You really don't need much imagination because everything is right in front of you. The walls and items in the museum tell... More 

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