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Address: 41 Lang Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 23 614 1950

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Herbal medicine alongside culture

Worth a stop to get a feel for the towns history. Well displayed items covering the history of fruit and medicines in the area. There is also a nice interactive displ about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2015
Lynne H
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Salzburg, Austria
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed looking at the Montagu museum, It smelled fresh of herbs - I was surprised to see that natural herbal medicines and remedies are produced and sold in Montagu. Barry was fascinated with the moustache cup, enabling the men of old with a Tash to drink tea or coffee ! Wonderful to see the old church as it... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I was so surprise to see this beautiful collection of artwork of an old time South African hero displayed here! Interesting collection of herbs, lotions and information on how to use different herbs. Interesting display on the riverfloods. Just missed the history of the old Town Crier. I suppose they're busy upgrading some of the historical info displayes.

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Thank Helene B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

What an interesting museum full of history and lovely natural medication. Situated in town with walking distance from the Montagu Hotel. Helpful and friendly staff

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Thank Magdalena W
Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Very interesting! I found the photo exhibition of the flood damage from previous years of particular interest.

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Delfzijl
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Location excellent in historical church.Interesting Khoi herbal exposition and for sale. Attendants unfriendly , not interested and not knowledgeable. The herbal aspect makes it unusual and worth a visit ( also available at Joubert House )

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Thank 855rudik
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

This is worth a visit- the lady who assisted us was very knowledgeable and friendly- very good example of old artifacts.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Mission Church: Good collection of historical and informative items in the church, but it is not exhibited in the best layout and needs some design and layout upgrades. It has a lot of potential and the information regarding herbal medicine and the town's history is also interesting. The lady at the Joubert House gave a lot more information in a... More 

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Thank jkZA
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

The archon the museum was interesting and there were some great pieces. It wasn't a bad museum for this little town. Well curated but it could be freshened up.

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Melkbosstrand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Wonderful to see the past and to see how the early visitors and settlers to this area faired. Some of the exhibits are very old but the photographs of some of the older buildings are nice to see as you can then go and see the building itself

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Salzburg, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Worth a stop to get a feel for the towns history. Well displayed items covering the history of fruit and medicines in the area. There is also a nice interactive displ about slavery. . Make sure you go out back to the garden to see how the herbal me dines are made.

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