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Address: 9 Cross Street, Cradock, South Africa
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+27 48 881 5251

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What an extraordinary woman

The house focuses on the life of Olive Schriener; what an amazing woman, forward thinking and light years ahead of her time. If you had a dinner party, she would definitely be on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sasha M
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The house focuses on the life of Olive Schriener; what an amazing woman, forward thinking and light years ahead of her time. If you had a dinner party, she would definitely be on the list, such an interesting person! The house is set up as a small museum with some artefacts that allow you to see what life was like... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A place for literary people and also people who love history, culture and learning. It was wonderful to learn about a woman who was beyond her time, not only in thinking, ethics, philosophy but also a great writer. The museum is well organized. It was nice to walk in the home that she occupied. The man at the front was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Very well informed museum, learned a lot about the life of Olive Schreiner, it was lovely to browse the small literary and buy some of her books

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were greeted enthusiastically by someone standing in for the usual caretaker and enjoyed some quiet reading and reflection on the sad and nomadic life of this enigmatic and talented woman who was way before her time. A very interesting visit and worth the time! A little glimpse of history.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Olive Schreiner was a writer and campaigner ahead of her time and the museum provides lots of information about her personal life as well her writing. A little gem.

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George, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were surprised that a small town like Cradock has such an interesting museum dedicated to the life and works of Olive Schreiner. Pay a visit if you have the the time, you will not be disappointed

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Thank gramench
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Really enjoyed the way the museum is set out with lots of history and original documents about a very interesting woman. The curator is helpful and friendly. A must for anyone passing through!

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Geraldton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We noted the good reviews written of this museum on TripAdvisor and decided to change our planned route in order to spend some time here. We were so pleasantly surprized. It is an extremely well run museum. We received a warm welcome on arrival. It is in immaculate condition and sparkly clean. The museum gives a wonderful account of Olive... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I managed to visit the Schreiner House Museum on my last day in Cradock and I was so glad that I did. It has been beautifully preserved and really paints a picture of what life in Cradock was like in the late 1800's. We are lucky to have Olive Schreiner as part of our heritage.

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Thank GeraldineFarinhaFerr
Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

This is a small well run and extremely informative museum. Having read the book an African Farm and thoroughly enjoyed it I wanted to know more about the author. A visit to this museum goes in to detail about Olive Schreiners life and the times she lived in. The house has been restored and is well maintained. The display boards... More 

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