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Huguenot Memorial Museum

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Address: Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.

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Huguenot Memorial

I am not of French descent, yet, I really enjoyed browsing through the museum. It is small, but, well stocked with loads of information on the Huguenots and their exodus from... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not of French descent, yet, I really enjoyed browsing through the museum. It is small, but, well stocked with loads of information on the Huguenots and their exodus from France to South Africa. Many South African trace their lineage from these Huguenots and it is a great way to spend a few hours when in Franschhoek. The visitor... More 

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Much of the information was in French, but it was still interesting to see the history of the Huguenots in South Africa

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Bussum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum explains why so many families here are from France - until this very day. The exposition of very good and in 3 languages.including French, of course. Across the street, youw ill find other items as well. And between museum and monument you'll find a country churchyard linking both.

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to see the monument & decided to go into the museum - was a little disappointed that the vast quantities of information were quite difficult to read as they were fairly squashed together - but the information about the Huguenots & their place in South African history was truly fascinating ...

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Fish Hoek
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the fascinating facts about The Huguenot Memorial is that the original building was in central Cape Town late last century and was brought to Franschhoek brick by brick and reassembled in its current position. The building itself has little in the way of museum artifacts as the Huguenots brought little with them when they escaped France. If you... More 

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Midi Pyrenees
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum is so much more interesting than I thought it would be. Very interesting reading about the history of the Huguenots and where they came from in France. Try to visit when there are few visitors -very interesting video and artefacts.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

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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Reviewed 15 April 2017

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

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Tzaneen
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

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 3 April 2017

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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