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Huguenot Memorial Museum

Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2532
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This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
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Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to visit while in Franschoek, plenty of interesting exhibits tracing the Huguenot history and influence in the Franschoek region. It's split across 2 sites (opposite each other), and I think that the entry fee (very modest) does allow you to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Franschhoek is au upmarket tourist destination with fine restaurants and shops, in a beautiful dramatic setting rlqnked on three sides by mountains. The Huguenot Museum, next to the Huguenot Memorial (you can’t miss it as it stands at the top of the main street) giv...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is bigger than it looks, as it has an annexe across the street which has lots of artefacts and information, as well as toilets and a shop. We watched a short film in English about the history of the Hugenots - it was...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Plenty history here. Perhaps the other building opposite is even better. Fine long case clocks and even stuffed animals.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

A very interesting Museum showing lots of history of the French Huguenots. Lots of displays and across the road another part of the museum. Really work a visit

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The Huguenot history of this area is fascinating and rightly memorialised in the town with the monument and this museum and its annexe but a great deal is in French alone. That does not help the visitor to understand particularly as French is hardly spoken...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Having moved recently to South Africa, I was curious about the Huguenot history here. The museum was very helpful! The information was plentiful, and most of it was presented in English as well as French and Afrikaans. Great period furniture as well. I'd recommend it.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

This little museum is well worth taking the time to visit as it gives a better understanding of the history of the French Hugenots who came to the area from the late 17th century. Some of the displays are in French and whilst this wasn't...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

It was certainly worth visiting to see the history of the Huguenots in South Africa and also their history in France. Some of the highlights had a small English commentary, but most of the detailed stuff was only in French. We did watch the useful...More

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Went to the museum and it was filled with the owners and there families that lived in and around Franschhoek. Lovely old photos and personal possessions. Only R20 rand to enter and there is another building across the road with more items and family history...More

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Terence B
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Response from Radzmeister | Reviewed this property |
HI TB, yes, there actually is a little restaurant just next to it. Small and quaint.
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