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Montagu Museum

41 Lang Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa
+27 23 614 1950
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Small but interesting collection

Worth a quick visit. The staff are very helpful although the curator was on leave when we visited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jackie H
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
A backward look at how people lived simply

Visited in february this year.. You can't spend too long here as it is a small place. looking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
valuematters
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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41 Lang Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa
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+27 23 614 1950
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a quick visit. The staff are very helpful although the curator was on leave when we visited so they couldn't access the information we were looking for. Nicely laid out. Roadworks make access a bit difficult so park in a side street and walk...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in february this year.. You can't spend too long here as it is a small place. looking through the eyes of one or two families and browsing among their possessions one gets areal feel of how life was indeed simple and labour intensive some...More

Thank valuematters
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It is very low key with mostly related to past and current inhabitants. Some interesting of photos from the past.

Thank jenjohnkemp
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is set in an old Church... beautiful history and artifacts. There are a few rare artifacts which was pleasant to see. I loved the fact that people donated some of their possessions to the museum, for the sake of preserving the history. Everyone...More

Thank SonyaNiemand
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I found the photos of the 1981, 2003 and 2008 floods particularly interesting. It was wonderful to see how the town rebuilt itself every time after suffering such devastation.

Thank gaynorv54
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Sparsely furnished museum with few unique exhibits , a bit more English text descriptions would be helpful

Thank woodcol
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

There's not much in here. I don't believe that there isn't more history about the area. Probably strategically left out the slavery parts of the story, like most of the other South African town museums... Leave out those parts so that it doesn't look bad...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed looking at the Montagu museum, It smelled fresh of herbs - I was surprised to see that natural herbal medicines and remedies are produced and sold in Montagu. Barry was fascinated with the moustache cup, enabling the men of old with a...More

Thank Rose K
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I was so surprise to see this beautiful collection of artwork of an old time South African hero displayed here! Interesting collection of herbs, lotions and information on how to use different herbs. Interesting display on the riverfloods. Just missed the history of the old...More

Thank Helene B
Reviewed 19 May 2016

What an interesting museum full of history and lovely natural medication. Situated in town with walking distance from the Montagu Hotel. Helpful and friendly staff

Thank Magdalena W
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rosemillsisters
Its possible for me to come down,to Montagu. And get some of your special herbs? I sow your information and all sorts of herbs on a tv program,mooiloop on sabc 2...
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