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Drostdy Museum

18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1138
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Exploring Swellendam.

This Museum is situated in Swellendam and is really worth a visit for locals as well as visitors... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cape Town, South Africa

We really enjoyed looking round the museum especially the Mandela room. This was very interesting... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Marian S
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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This former government building, an architectural treasure in itself, is now a museum containing some impressive artifacts. Particularly noteworthy is a collection of late 18th and early 19th century Cape furniture.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 29 min
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
18 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1138
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum is situated in Swellendam and is really worth a visit for locals as well as visitors. Has lots of History within it's walls and we found it extremely interesting. The staff will go out of their way to see that your visit is...More

Thank MiloDexter
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We really enjoyed looking round the museum especially the Mandela room. This was very interesting and informative, definitely worth taking a look . The staff also were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Marian S
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

A lovely town packed with history. The museums, 3 in all. Provide a good insight into the settlement of the Europeans into the areas and the effects that this had. Tremendous value and the staff provide great information. Well worth the visit. A lovely little...More

Thank paulmarr
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Museum comprises several buildings and grounds showing the history of Swellendam. Could do with better interpretation though. Definitely worth seeing if you're in Swellendam.

Thank Orlamunde
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Interesting museum with lots of authentic rooms showing life in days gone by. Very helpful staff. The museum is spread over a few buildings and we found it all very good. Nice to take it all in slowly and wander around leisurely.

Thank gwynnethv
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Nice people working there and very interesting to get to know a bit more about the history of the Western Cape.

Thank Cynt32
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This museum is just fabulous. I was there with my husband and son and we all loved it. So much to see and do. I would definitely visit again if I go back to Swellendam.

Thank OliverTheCat
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Swellendam is the third oldest town in South Africa. The Drosdy museum demonstrates the Great history of the town. You need about 2 hours to explore. Thus us a must experience for local South African people and tourists alike

Thank Martin N
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Nicely done museum in historic buildings that show how Dutch settlers lived. The town is so picturesque that I'd suggest a hike if you're pressed for time, but this was worthwhile to learn more history. There's even a small room (expansion is planned) with authentic...More

Thank Renatte A
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Spent a couple of hours at the museum which is over 3 sites in close walking distance of each other. All very interesting.

Thank Caggyot
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