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The Stellenbosch Village Museum

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Address: 18 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 887 2902
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Gto a time to back when life was less rushed

Well researched authentic place to see past life in Stellenbosch. Spend time here and look at the entire collection of 5 cottages. Each has a host in period style costume. A... read more

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well researched authentic place to see past life in Stellenbosch. Spend time here and look at the entire collection of 5 cottages. Each has a host in period style costume. A fine collection of furniture. The gardens although situated in the middle of time are peaceful. Be careful of the gutters in Stellenbosch as they are wide and deep could... More 

Thank davesdrivesandtours
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well preserved and interesting. You buy a ticket and get to visit 5 different houses where you get information on the history and owners of each of them. Well worth the visit.

Thank arpegiator
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really interesting walk through time. What struck me was the the size of the rooms, even in the earliest house. The 'host' in this house was a very knowledgeable young lady who helped visualise how the house was lived in. Sadly some of the smaller artefacts had been stolen from shelves - she was quite indignant and rightly so.... More 

Thank GerHey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth to visit. You buy tickets at the main entrance and you are allowed to visit 5 historical houses. In each house there is a host to inform you about the history and the owner. The accomodations are well preserved.

Thank krijger195
Bath, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Excellent and very interesting museum consisting of 4 historical houses all within a short distance of each other. You visit them in historical sequence, oldest first. You are met by a lady in the costume of the time and given an interesting narrative of the people who lived there and a bit about the period. Fascinating.

Thank RHofBath
Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Its a while since we visited so I am just recounting my previous experience. It was very enlightening as to the past of this beautiful town. It has so much to offer to those who enjoy historical locations. Your calendar only goes back to 2016, we visited earlier than that, however I am ticking 2016 as being a museum I... More 

Thank Al D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The first house Tannie Seronie Swartz, was by far the most knowledgeable and friendliest person we met on our journey. She loves and respects was she does. The whole experience was beyond expectation.

Thank Desire L
Lancaster, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The museum consists of four houses which are set for different periods of Dutch life in Stellenbosch. The first is dated at 1709 and the last approximately 1850. Each house has a guide explaining about the period and the former owner. There are many period pieces and you allowed to wander in each of the house. Combined with nice grounds... More 

Thank Ernjack1972
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I think it's nice that there are ladies in each house to help you and that almost everything is how it used to be. Seeing the difference between each house and the people that owned them is also very interesting.

Thank Mahrou T
Magheramorne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

It was a very good experience which gave a good view of how things were in South Africa in the early days. the staff were all very knowledgeable and friendly

Thank N8065GRrobertm

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