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The Stellenbosch Village Museum

18 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 887 2902
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Stellenbosch through the ages

A great way to spend an hour or so, browsing 4 different homes with information given on entrance... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christine F
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

An interesting linking of four buildings via a short walk between each house which are from various... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Roger P
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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18 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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+27 21 887 2902
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"period costume"
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"different periods"
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"grosvenor house"
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"interesting insight"
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"early days"
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"worth a visit"
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"step back in time"
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"local history"
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"interesting visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to spend an hour or so, browsing 4 different homes with information given on entrance. A vaste difference between all 4 homes through the ages in Stellenbosch.

Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting linking of four buildings via a short walk between each house which are from various periods in Stellenbosch's early history. House are fitted out with furniture and items mostly contemporary to the particular period of a house. A nice touch is a local...More

Thank Roger P
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

always a pleasure to show tourists the varied eras one walks through. I would however like to see some history of the builders of these houses. the labourers, the slaves, their offspring. They played a very important role in the development of Stellenbosch.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

I really enjoyed my visit. Four houses dating from 1709 to 1850, all lovingly restored, and exhibiting mainly contemporary furniture etc. Very pleasant (costumed) guides in each room, working from an obvious script, but happy to answer questions. For musicians, the presence of a keyboard...More

Thank Christopher B
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We arrived 30 minutes before closing, and had just enough time to walk through and look at each of the five houses. A bit more time would have been nice. There are guides in period clothes at each house. The lady at the oldest first...More

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

5 Historic Houses telling the story of some prominent Stellenbosch families from the path, all very nicely decorated. Good guides in period costume.

Thank RacingAl
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Nice and charming museum. People give tours in English and Afrikaans. It is nicely situated. Tourguides give you a good idea.

Thank Ruth V
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

The museum is in the middle of StellenBosch.You need to pay inorder to get the parking.The parking is usually free on weekends.On a weekend I went there and a guy came to me immediately asking me to go to a nearby ATM to get the...More

1  Thank raheelattaullah
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

There’s not a great lot here but it is a charming little museum which is well worth a visit, no it won’t take up much of your time but it’s well worth a look.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This museum consists of four old, original homes from the colonial era of South Africa. It offers a valuable peek into the architecture and cultural expectations of early colonists. I highly recommend that you take your children and let them experience ways of life very...More

Thank IndianaTraveler055
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Evelet12
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Response from karin u | Reviewed this property |
It was about R50, if I recall correctly. I remember it was very reasonable
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