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Huguenot Memorial Museum

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Address: Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 21 876 2532

This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.

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Great insight into key contributors to the South Africa of today

Fascinating stroll through history since the Reformation and its consequences. A great mixture of interesting storyboards; artefacts; portraits and furniture covering hundreds of... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Neil B
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting part of little known history of what shaped South Africa. If you have any Hugenot ancestors this would be of great interest

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the visit. Great displays/presentations on the Huguenots and their settlement of the Cape.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just enjoyed it very much. Grounds is beautifully kept. Staff is well informed and friendly. Put aside some time for this, if you like museums this one will certainly take some time :)

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Lystrup, Denmark
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to learn more about the history of South Africa a visit to the Huguenot Memorial Museum in Franschhoek is a must. The museum is not big but it will give you a very good insight in the life of the protestant huguenots who came to South Africa in the 17th century. They were persecuted in the Roman... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Fascinating stroll through history since the Reformation and its consequences. A great mixture of interesting storyboards; artefacts; portraits and furniture covering hundreds of years. All set in beautiful buildings in a truly stunning setting.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had an afternoon where it rained so we needed to do something indoors. This was a great find as recommended by our hotel. Inside you have a variety of media and displays that take you back through time to the journeys of the first settlers. Who came to the area and how this came about. You also get to... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

From the San and Khoi Khoi, through the history of struggles between Catholics and Protestants in Europe generally and France in particular, the Dutch East Indies Company and the need for a "pit stop" for its ships rounding Africa on the way to and from the Spice Islands and other points east, on to a band of Huguenot pioneers joining... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

A must for anyone with a sense of, or interest in, South African history. Particularly moving were the names and fates of the first Huguenot settlers; particularly interesting were how their descendants have influenced and continue to influence South Africa. A memorable and moving hour or so.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Very interesting time spent wandering around the gardens full of different rose species as well as many other plant types Found the sun dial with all the ship names and surnames of those who landed from France an interesting way to display the many ships and people The gateman was very informative Thank you

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This place is amazing it is so well looked after its really quite lovely to enjoy and there is some interesting stuff to read

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