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Old Library Museum

Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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Ok but a bit disappointing

I was expecting a much better Musuem with a bit more history of the old library. Found the venue a... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
MoccaJava
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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A good spot to start your tour of town

The biggest advantage of this museum is that it is a great spot to start your walk around... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
FireflyAfrica
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I was expecting a much better Musuem with a bit more history of the old library. Found the venue a bit too cold and clinical and difficult to relax in. Loved the Bushman paintings on the floor. Not enough artifacts and too many posters to...More

Thank MoccaJava
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The biggest advantage of this museum is that it is a great spot to start your walk around Graaff-Reinet as it doubles as the tourism office. You can buy your museum tickets here and get a brochure and map of the town. The museum is...More

Thank FireflyAfrica
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This gives you an appreciation of the rich history of Graaf Reinet. The stories of the struggles and the forced removals are really moving. There are several different rooms dedicated to such subjects as geology, life in general and the Boer war . A must...More

Thank Anonpeo
Reviewed 6 December 2016

In the Cape's third oldest town, this collection of 20th century South African art is quite remarkable, and for connoisseurs of art a must-see. We absolutely loved it.

Thank Adrian_Chatfield
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Graaf-Reinert Museum is currently closed for renovations, so the choices of other museums is a bit thin. This did have a fine display on the evils of fracking and some fabulous cave art, but otherwise it's not very impressive.

1  Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I was in the area on a hunting trip, and we spent a few hours in town one afternoon, so we stopped into the museum. The exhibits were interesting and well laid out. It was nice to see some of the history of the area.

Thank AWT416
Reviewed 3 October 2015

This stunning building in Church St, just a few doors down from the Info Centre, houses a variety of different collections. I spent an interesting time here, appreciating the artifacts on display and reading up about Robert Sobukwe. I found the fossil collection particularly intriguing...More

Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museums. It has a nice collection of fossils, stone age tools and pictures of rock art. Then there's the Robert Sobukwe exhibit. And don't miss the anti-fracking display.

Thank Belinda R
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The Old Library is the first Museum to visit in Graaf Reinet and the place to buy a ticket for the others. Good idea of the Tourism as you can then get a discount for the others and choose which one of interest to go...More

1  Thank dave_honour
Reviewed 27 April 2015

As an historian of Africa this place was amazing. Loads of information and the best part was the library at the back with hundred of old books on Africa. I could have set up a cot and stayed there for a week. Well worth the...More

Thank McGill_Tripper
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