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The Village Museum

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Address: 18 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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+27 21 887 2902

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Always interesting to see how people lived here a few centuries ago

I have visited the museum each year, together with overseas guests. It is a step back in time, and also slowing a pace down. In each house, there is a hostess explaining how... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Beautiful View G
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Somerset West, South Africa
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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have visited the museum each year, together with overseas guests. It is a step back in time, and also slowing a pace down. In each house, there is a hostess explaining how people lived, the tools used and their customs. They do an excellent job!

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Thank Beautiful View G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum consists of a network of period properties (from the 1600s to the 1900s) done out in contemporary furniture and other historical items. It makes for a very pleasant hour or so exploring the various rooms and displays. There is undoubtedly a lot more that could be done with the place, but it is still a great place to... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

See lots of things from the old life in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. Clean, quite and private. Beautiful wooden pieces.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most visitors to Stellenbosch are in the area to focus on the vineyards but here you can see 4 period homes that have been beautifully restored and furnished together with gardens (both vegetable and flowering) that show what produce was probably growing when the properties were first built. Stellenbosch dates back to its foundation by the Governor Simon van der... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed going through the 4 houses which comprise the Village Museum. The ladies in attendance in period costume were interesting and we enjoyed seeing how the middle class have lived over the past few hundred years in Stellenbosch. Learning about slavery in the Cape was also interesting

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four buildings showing Stellenbosch through the centuries. Well furnished and laid out, with helpful and friendly guides at each location. Glad we went!

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so pleased to find this little museum, the one on the opposite side of the road from the monument, on the corner of Akademie street. It is in a really beautiful old building. Very interesting to be able to read the history of my family connections to Franschoek and the Cape and to find my family name, then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Village Museum is a must stop if you love history. Friendly staff. House number 1 and 4 are apparently haunted :)

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Ilmington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The 4 furnished houses showing Stellenbosch through the ages were nicely done. I found it interesting.

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Overpelt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

These a 4 houses near by each other. 4 local women are the guides. The explain very good the history since 1691 until 1900. It is very nice to do. We didnt watch te video of 45 min.

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