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Schreiner House Museum

9 Cross Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa
+27 48 881 5251
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A must see

We had a wonderful visit to this lovely small house and it very informative exhibits with our very... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
John t
via mobile
Fascinating and inspriing

Different from the general museum type get up. Very friendly and informative curator. We made our... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Croixant
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9 Cross Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa
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+27 48 881 5251
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to this lovely small house and it very informative exhibits with our very knowledgeable and friendly host/curator

Thank John t
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Different from the general museum type get up. Very friendly and informative curator. We made our way through the rooms to discover the details of Schreiner’s life. Fascinating and inspiring. Information was well presented and just enough detail to tell her story without trying to...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

A wonderful 2 hour excursion. If you are in the area pop in. The caretaker is also very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Antonio d
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We had a quick visit. The information panels in the historical house are very interesting and well laid out. It was an interesting look on this great author.

Thank Kobus69
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Really enjoyed this exhibit. House neat and exhibits good. Just the video should run a little more slowly...there is a lot to see in some of the pics so 15 secs per picture would be better.

Thank reidJhb
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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