Huguenot Memorial Museum
Huguenot Memorial Museum
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This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.
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LINDA081
Mechelen, Belgium676 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
If you want to know more about the history of Franschhoek and the French Huguenots, you might as well read this at home and spend your time in South Africa in a better way. The movie was interesting but very little to see in the museum.
Written 23 April 2024
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BOFA BOY
Bridge of Allan, UK1,366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
It is amazing how only three hundred or so French immigrants had such an impact on the area of Franschoek in the Western Cape. This is a smallish museum which tells the story of these first settlers and is well worth a visit when you are here.
Written 12 January 2024
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK7,801 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The Franschhoek wine valley, one of the finest wine valleys in the world and here because of the French Huguenots. Fascinating memorial museum, the full history and a full afternoon to explore.
Entrance fee paid at the main museum and then allows entrance to the memorial.
Beautiful day, beautiful well kept place, beautiful history and now for all to enjoy.
Written 9 November 2023
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Birgitta-Kenneth
Solna, Sweden1,484 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A small but very informative museum that takes us back to where it all went sour for the huguenots and how they ended up in South Africa. Extremely dark chapter in french history for sure
Written 24 October 2023
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JerryC1952
Hampshire, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
A very informative museum - well thought out and well presented.
It is surprising how as few as 300 initial French Huguenots can have had such an impact on South Africa.
It was definitely worthwhile investing time to understand this particular part of history.
Written 20 March 2023
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661debs
Hout Bay, South Africa384 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Well put together museum, clear informative exhibits - really worth a visit. Gives a deeper understanding of Franschhoek and it’s history and people.
Written 12 February 2023
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Anne S
Leeds, UK575 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The ticket included the perfume museum, the monument, the museum and also the monument information building. This was a lot more interesting than expected and was very reasonably priced.
Written 26 January 2023
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Joni P
Druid Hills, GA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We learned about the Huguenots but also so much about other refugees throughout history. It’s really well done and thought provoking.
Written 5 December 2022
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Lourens-Esterhuyse
Cape Town, South Africa148 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Beautiful to visit if they are open, as they are most of the time closed when we go there with guests.
Written 29 May 2022
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Maryam M
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Enjoyable and informative visit. The museum guides, Krispin and Martina (apologies for any misspellings), answered my numerous questions with lots of detail. Krispin is clearly a very passionate historian! Highly recommended.
Written 10 May 2022
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