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Friendly and interesting

An eclectic collection of memorabilia from the history of Simon's Town. All very interesting... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Robert O
Very informative

A lovely little museum worth a visit. Great history telling of an area steeped in history. Good... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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Another Dutch East India Company property, this former governor’s home contains crafts and artifacts illustrating local cultural heritage.
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Court Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 3046
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

An eclectic collection of memorabilia from the history of Simon's Town. All very interesting. Friendly and helpful staff.

1  Thank Robert O
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A lovely little museum worth a visit. Great history telling of an area steeped in history. Good layout with very informative captions to each display

1  Thank AlistairG83
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The artefacts and displays seen in this museum reflect the rich history of Simon's Town with its naval base involvement. I found the section on the serving forces during the second world war very interesting - I had no idea that there was a concentration...More

1  Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 30 April 2018

A must for any age and great to visit if you are in Simons Town. Great collections of old Dinkys and Corgis and old toys.

Thank Lennis1
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Fascinating museum all about the early days of Simon's Town and those who built it. A scandal that the non while population were moved away at the end of the 60s to a township with no services or school initially forcing low paid workers to...More

Thank christel
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Holds a lot of history in regards to the cape and it Development ,not for all but those of an age will find it interesting It s a little tired in some areas bit is easily forgiven worth a trip then of to boulders for...More

Thank multiplace
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Interesting information and the collection of artifacts, antiques, etc is amazing! Well worth a visit if this is your type of thing!.

Thank 367guestc
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The lady working at the reception was not very friendly or helpful. The visit was not really worth the effort.

Thank M6784KZkarenv
Reviewed 16 December 2017

To be honest we were looking for the navy museum and came accross this little gem which is right next door to it by default - and are so pleased we did. The actual building overlooks the naval base and was once the Residency of...More

Thank slj1956
Reviewed 26 November 2017

A bijou museum run by pleasant guy ,loads of old tinplate toys plus models to buy .Entry fee nominal too.See what us oldies had before I pads and the like!

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19 September 2017|
Response from WRHOTEN | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is, but please confirm with Cathy at the museum. One can't include links in replies, but if you go to the Simon's Town Museum webpage, it is given there. Safe travels and enjoy!