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The reason for our two day stay at Graaf Reinet

This is a must visit to all and please take your time to appreciate and be proud of our heritage... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
.a Glimpse into the past

Friendly personel and a lot to see. exibiton is inspiring and it was enlightening to see how... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“andrew murray”(4 reviews)
“worth a visit”(10 reviews)
Murray Street | P.O.Box 104, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
+27 49 892 3801
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Dating back to 1812, this house acted as parsonage for the Rev Andrew Murray and then his son Charles. The museum was opened in 1956 and is now fitted out as a complete home, with drawing room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms, whereas the cellar...More

4  Thank Jilldutoit
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Museum small but interesting, only spoilt by the unfriendly and unwelcoming staff at the Museum/Tourist Desks who were not interested in assisting visitors to the Museum at all, and couldn't even manage a smile! I really don't think that this attitude helps to encourage tourism...More

1  Thank peterandkim2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit to all and please take your time to appreciate and be proud of our heritage. The museum information is well explained.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly personel and a lot to see. exibiton is inspiring and it was enlightening to see how people lived in that time

Thank Elmien D
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Amazing collections through this lovely place but we felt that there could be a little more attention to detail. Spelling errors also really grate! Several exhibits were unexplained leaving us wondering what they were? Also, exhibits such as leather saddles are just going to rot...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I visit this museum every visit to Graaff-Reinet because there is just so much to absorb. It is beautifully laid out, maintained and managed.

Thank Penny V
Reviewed 11 July 2018

A highlight of this visit was when children visiting with their parents were so excited about things they saw there. It is indeed a worthwhile visit. I must mention that I was impressed by the plaque honoring the Jewish pedlars, so well known to farmers...More

Thank Susanv1903
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Some interesting displays of the town’s history. The kids enjoyed the displays of how things where in the previous century. It will take 30-45min to go through the museum. There are more display rooms downstairs, so make sure to view them a well.

Thank CaptCapeTown
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is a Museum well worth visiting. Take the time to go through the vast array of items that are on display. It is hard to conceptualize that in that time, such a short while back, there was no such a thing as a bathroom...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 18 April 2018

I am very glad that we visited the museum and that I could see and learn about my history and only now realize how hard my ancestors have worked.

Thank estelledb2018
Reviewed 3 April 2018

An absolute must when visiting Graaf-Reinet. Very interesting and informative. Such a beautiful Cape Dutch Building with so much history of the area and people.

Thank Kazialil1
Reviewed 20 March 2018

The Reinet house occupies a prominent position in Graaff Reinet & it tells the story of the past. The rooms are furnished with beautiful antiques from that period & tell the story of the history of the town. The courtyard is home to a massive...More

Thank Dee S
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