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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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All reviews run by volunteers naval base interesting exhibits eclectic collection second world war rich history worth a visit cape point nuisance navy memorabilia governor grave penguins school boulders
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The visit is simple but gorgeous with the visit of the penguins...you can get very close to them....

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Marc D
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Excellent museum , so much information and the volunteers are very helpful...fee is donation only. The penguins are a highlight.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We headed this way to visit boulder beach penguins and we were most impressed with simons town when we stopped off for coffee. What a lovely little spot. The museum was really interesting with an extremely friendly English guide, we enjoyed learning about Just nuisance...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Miriam B
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

What a lovely museum. Small but extremely interesting. Covers all aspects of life in Simon's Town in years gone by. A very small donation is asked for by way of admission and it's worth every Rand. Nice helpful volunteers on the door. Lovely section on...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Lizzie0909
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Kids & even adults will love it...seeing penguins in their natural habitat & learning about their lifestyle. Otherwise nothing much do in this town...so you can do it as a day trip from CapeTown...

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank MNMupfekeri
Reviewed 13 October 2016

very nicely situated and great displays . very much worth while to ad to your itenary . staff very helpfull and knowledgeable

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank kingsrest
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I envisaged penguins in their natural habitat something as I had seen on discovery channel. Seeing them in Simons Town in the breeding area, the natural environment was so eye opening! Loved watching them interact with each other, it was almost beautiful to see Too...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank CandiceYoung
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Simon's Town visit not just museum, market and resturant area By sharing your experiences, you're helping travellers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank davegrammer
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I have visited Simon's Town for many years - and never realised that they had a museum (suggest better signage - maybe a billboard approaching town - encouraging visits to the various museums), and really enjoyed the visit - great to see that volunteers care...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank geoffelske
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This review is only about a statue. It commemorates the Great Dane that welcomed troops during the second world war. He had an official rank of Able Seaman and was given a full military funeral when he died. The beautiful statue is in Jubilee Square...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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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!