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Drostdy Museum

18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1138
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More than just one great Museum

While staying in Swellendam we were at a bit of a loose end having checked into our guest house... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
Didn't expect to find

The Drostdy was very informative and we enjoyed the information the reception lady helped us with... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1138
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

While staying in Swellendam we were at a bit of a loose end having checked into our guest house quite early, our host mentioned the Drostdy Museum had recently received awards so we thought it would be worth a look. Really easy to find in...More

2  Thank iml67
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Drostdy was very informative and we enjoyed the information the reception lady helped us with. Well worth a visit

2  Thank 195,319,811,985
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The museum not only provides a glimpse into the past lives of the residents of Swellendam, but is also a very pleasant place to visit. The tea room at nearby African Shades B&B is a good venue for lunch - I can recommend the Biltong...More

1  Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The museum is on three sites with a mixture of displays that are well presented. There is also some practical displays operating which describe the manufacturing processes of times gone by in the town. Well worth a visit.

2  Thank tonyfrasercross
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Don't miss this lovely little, but informative museum which gives a good insight into the social history of the Dutch administrators with historical workshops demonstrating the crafts of the day across the road

3  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The museum offers more than just glass displays of old memorabilia with a variety of locations and history with actual objects to see up close and personal

2  Thank Sherry O
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This weekend the museum hosted a market day and trail run event which created a lovely atmosphere that attracted us. The museum itself is just so special and really put me back a few hundred years. Such a great experience to be able to imagine...More

2  Thank Carla V
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The museum consists of three sites, an old courthouse and judges residence, a recreation of artisans workshops and a jail, and a middle class residence. Whilst not completely original they certainly give a good idea of what life must have been like for the early...More

3  Thank Roger W
Reviewed 29 August 2016

They have really tried hard to bring the history of this fascinating place to life and succeeded admirably on what I imagine is a limited budget. Well worth the visit.

3  Thank guystanley
Reviewed 29 July 2016

It took about an hour to go round the museum areas but ti would be easy to spend longer if you went into more detail. Everything is well situated to best effect and the museum covers buildings on both sides of the road.

2  Thank UkMalcolmB
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