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Schreiner House Museum

9 Cross Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa
+27 48 881 5251
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The curator of this exhibit was Brian Wilmot, who also compiled A LITERARY WALKING TOUR OF OLD... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Port Elizabeth
A shrine to Schreiner!

A wander through this restored house proved interesting and insightful. The kitchen and diningroom... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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9 Cross Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa
+27 48 881 5251
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The curator of this exhibit was Brian Wilmot, who also compiled A LITERARY WALKING TOUR OF OLD CRADOCK, available in the good Schreiner bookshop at the back of the museum. Connected to the Natrional English Literary Museum in Grahamstown, there is good balance between rarely...More

Thank NyaeNyae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wander through this restored house proved interesting and insightful. The kitchen and diningroom had been carefully refurbished to reflect the style of domestic life at the time that the Schreiner siblings lived there; the other rooms serve to display with photographs, pictures and documents,...More

1  Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The Schreiner House museum is a faithfully restored cottage, containing artifacts and information about Olive Schreiner, writer of Story of An African Farm, feminist, liberal and ahead of her time. If you just go to see how people lived in the late 1800's, it will...More

Thank Mermaid_Nix_ZA
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I stumbled on this gem of a museum while passing through Cradock. I was blown away by the wealth of information as well as the superbly maintained home of Olive Schreiner in which it is housed. This literary 'must-see' is lovingly maintained by the staff...More

Thank peterjohndutoit
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

A surprise find in the back streets of Cradock. A small house but very informative. Had a small but precious collection of some famous old publications.

Thank AnnDriman2015
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is a small museum dedicated to the author and human-rights activist, Olive Schreiner, who lived in the building for a few years together with two of her siblings when she was a teenager. The information in the museum has been lovingly put together and...More

Thank DoctorLindy
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

The Olive Schreiner Museum in Cradock is well worth a visit. It is the original family home and tells the story of her life and literary career in quite some detail . The Curator is a very affable and knowledgeable chap who adds considerably to...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Leaving Camdeboo we stopped in at Craddock. I was thrilled to go into the Schreiner House Museum. The Schreiner House at No. 9 Cross Street is one of Cradock's most interesting and attractive old buildings. From 1868 until 1870 it was home to Olive Schreiner,...More

1  Thank Rose K
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

What a bit of luck we were taken around by the curator an entomologist by Bugs Wilmot who even opened up the book collection and showed us a 1st edition of Jock of the Bushveld which had a dung beetle rolling the dung the wrong...More

Thank Supa7WP
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This small museum is interesting both for the fascinating subject it covers - a remarkable life - and the interesting building in which it is housed. Great to see a town take pride in one of its own and take the trouble to develop such...More

Thank Instep
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