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Beautiful and historic. A fact I have come to realise: My heart belongs in the... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
6, 8, 10 and 11 bore guns.

I am very fond of guns. As a european it was a surprise to find those guns, that I had never seen... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
Bilbao, Spain
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23 Mar 2017
21 Jan 2017
Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

The old residency was a good visit, although the cellar part of the house seems to be mismatch of ideas and dont have much to do with the old residency....

Thank 745tiaank
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Beautiful and historic. A fact I have come to realise: My heart belongs in the Karoo....Graaff-Reinet more importantly!

Thank DelanoEls
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I am very fond of guns. As a european it was a surprise to find those guns, that I had never seen before. Of course there are more things to see. Friendly staff.

Thank juliantu
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was one of the museums we chose on the museum ticket special (3 for 60 rand) and it was definitely the least impressive of the three. The docent was not very friendly and unless you're interested in old photographs and equipment, tire's not much...More

Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Another excellent museum with a brilliant display of firearms, antique photography equipment, music instruments and other items. The lady who was in attendance was very enthusiastic and was happy to play some of the antique instruments for us. She was informative without being intrusive. Another...More

1  Thank Bernard P
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Interesting collection of music boxes. Also a gun collection downstairs. Old books are available to purchase. The lady was very attentive and played two of the music boxed.

Thank Melanie V
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Being a history and photography enthusiast I was pleased to visit the Old Residency Museum. Great collection of cameras and photographs of the early settler days in South Africa. Came as part of a trip around a couple of the Graaf Reinet Museums, you buy...More

2  Thank dave_honour
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Very very good!! The photography equipment was amazing along with the thousands of photographs that captured the faces and places of South Africa over a hundred years ago. My husband was especially in awe of the vast array of firearms.

Thank McGill_Tripper
Reviewed 25 January 2015

The old residency tells you the history of the house. There are different exhibitions of photography, printing, fire-arms and music under one roof. Really worth a visit.

Thank Dorpshuys
Reviewed 12 November 2014

We started our wanderings through Graaff-Reinet at this museum - You can pay for a single visit or buy a combi-ticket which allows entrance to 5 or 6 different museums around the town. Walking through the doors really takes one back more than 150 years...More

Thank ThaboCapeStFrancis
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