The Stellenbosch Village Museum

The Stellenbosch Village Museum

The Stellenbosch Village Museum
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Janet J
5 contributions
Mar. 2023
Very interesting visit to the Stellenbosch Village museum. We loved the friendly staff in the traditional clothes and great stories and facts.
Written March 9, 2023
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LaraJB
Pretoria, South Africa131 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Couples
An interesting museum to visit with nice info on the beginnings of the town and its history. Enjoyed seeing the 4 different houses and the guides were very knowledgeable.
Written February 24, 2023
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Ian P
Epsom, UK284 contributions
Oct. 2022
Loved this museum, walking through the cool four houses on a hot day with informative guides was a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon experience. Well worth it to get away from the hurly burly which you soon forget is only feet away.
Written November 10, 2022
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Manya B
Cape Town Central, South Africa481 contributions
May 2022
We wanted to visit the museum but after driving around the wider area twice, there was simply no parking. What a pity !! Why not have dedicated parking for the visitors to the museum ?
Written June 2, 2022
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Jaide Spilhaus
7 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
So informative and friendly, and we'll presented!

We went during the loadshedding but despite a lack of power the ladies in the period houses did wonderful jobs of informing us of the houses and answering and and all questions we had!

My only regret was we didn't get to see the last house as we had to rush off! So sad!

Would absolutely reccomend, such a good time!
Written March 12, 2022
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Keith70
Worksop, UK687 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
The Village Museum is well worth a visit if you are in Stellenbosch. The museum preserves articles of local historical interest. There is a small entrance fee which gives access to four buildings close to the museum. The houses were built between 1709 and 1850. Each has furniture of the period and is tended by a lady dressed in period costume. They give you a brief overview of the property and answer questions.
Written March 19, 2020
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Haelen
Voorburg, The Netherlands407 contributions
Feb. 2020
This museum shows buildings in and outside of the Dutch colonial period. It shows how colonialists lived at that time. In several of the houses is a guide, who gives short explanations in English or Afrikaans. I was really impressed by this museum.
Written March 17, 2020
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Belinda S
Johannesburg, South Africa106 contributions
Feb. 2020
The 4 houses are closely situated making it an easy walk. They provide a quick overview of life in Stellenbosch, stretching from the 1600's through to the Victorian era. Took us about 1.5 hours to see all 4. The lady guides, dressed in period costume were informative and welcoming. The addition of stories of the slave-trade provided a sobering balance to the South African/British story. It is a disturbing, but critical reminder of the violence and injustice that built our society. Definitely worth a visit.
Written February 12, 2020
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PeteLucy434
Uxbridge, UK2,073 contributions
Feb. 2020
Four period houses provided a glimpse into life in 18th and 19th centuries. Well preserved and well presented.
Written February 6, 2020
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Solo
Interesting guide to the history and domestic life of Stellenbosch over the 18th and 19th centuries, illustrated through the restoration of four period houses and a gunpowder magazine. There are very helpful and friendly guides in each of the sites within the museum complex. The lobby area has a series of detailed information boards.
Written February 1, 2020
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