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The Stellenbosch Village Museum

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Address: 18 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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+27 21 887 2902
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Lovely live museum

A really interesting walk through time. What struck me was the the size of the rooms, even in the earliest house. The 'host' in this house was a very knowledgeable young lady... read more

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really interesting walk through time. What struck me was the the size of the rooms, even in the earliest house. The 'host' in this house was a very knowledgeable young lady who helped visualise how the house was lived in. Sadly some of the smaller artefacts had been stolen from shelves - she was quite indignant and rightly so.... More 

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's-Hertogenbosch
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth to visit. You buy tickets at the main entrance and you are allowed to visit 5 historical houses. In each house there is a host to inform you about the history and the owner. The accomodations are well preserved.

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Thank krijger195
Bath, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent and very interesting museum consisting of 4 historical houses all within a short distance of each other. You visit them in historical sequence, oldest first. You are met by a lady in the costume of the time and given an interesting narrative of the people who lived there and a bit about the period. Fascinating.

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Thank RHofBath
Somerset West, South Africa
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a while since we visited so I am just recounting my previous experience. It was very enlightening as to the past of this beautiful town. It has so much to offer to those who enjoy historical locations. Your calendar only goes back to 2016, we visited earlier than that, however I am ticking 2016 as being a museum I... More 

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Thank Al D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first house Tannie Seronie Swartz, was by far the most knowledgeable and friendliest person we met on our journey. She loves and respects was she does. The whole experience was beyond expectation.

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Thank Desire L
Lancaster, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum consists of four houses which are set for different periods of Dutch life in Stellenbosch. The first is dated at 1709 and the last approximately 1850. Each house has a guide explaining about the period and the former owner. There are many period pieces and you allowed to wander in each of the house. Combined with nice grounds... More 

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Thank Ernjack1972
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think it's nice that there are ladies in each house to help you and that almost everything is how it used to be. Seeing the difference between each house and the people that owned them is also very interesting.

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Thank Mahrou T
Magheramorne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very good experience which gave a good view of how things were in South Africa in the early days. the staff were all very knowledgeable and friendly

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

A lovely touch was having a period-costumed guide in each house, the first of whom had been there for over 20 years and who was passionate about "her" house. So much of interest to take in - a really enjoyable interlude.

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Thank pandr11
Franschhoek, South Africa
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is such a good little museum, and so interesting for me to be able to find my maternal grandmothers name mentioned as one of the first settlers

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