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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 21 876 2532
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"south africa"
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"interesting history"
in 13 reviews
"introductory video"
in 3 reviews
"brick by brick"
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"family history"
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"early settlers"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"entry fee"
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"interesting visit"
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"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"cape town"
in 7 reviews
"on display"
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"french"
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"artifacts"
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"annex"
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"settlement"
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"information"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to appreciate documents that can be found in the museum , wath the movie about the history ,discover the family names and country originin of French huguenots particullary if you're french .I never see even in France such a museum. Must be...More

Thank Alain P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smallish museum but with wealth of detail on the Huguenot background in Europe and SA. A fascinating place.

Thank Henry788
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Found this museum fascinating. Very interesting and informative and an excellent place to discover the history of the area.

Thank Jenny P
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Well worth a visit just to see how 16th & 17th Century French Protestants suffered severe persecution at the hands of the Catholic majority. South Africa became the beneficiaries of the huge influx of highly skilled Huguenots.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

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 7 February 2018

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 18 January 2018

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.

Thank f2s
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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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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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