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Shipwreck Museum

6 Independent Street, Bredasdorp 7280, South Africa
+27 28 424 1240
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Poignant insight into the past.

A terrific collection of memorabilia from the multitude of shipwrecks around the Cape. Felt a wee... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
drummondone
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Poole, United Kingdom
Week at the SEa

A gem and a well kept secret.The most amazing place in this area History of the maritine... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
mikeaJ3743LD
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 Independent Street, Bredasdorp 7280, South Africa
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"fire engine"
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"lots of local history"
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"staff was friendly"
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"bygone era"
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"worth a visit"
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"entrance fee"
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"anchor"
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"ships"
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"artifacts"
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"coast"
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"information"
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"collection"
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"cape"
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

A terrific collection of memorabilia from the multitude of shipwrecks around the Cape. Felt a wee bit sad when you consider the number of people who lost their lives here.

Thank drummondone
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

A gem and a well kept secret.The most amazing place in this area History of the maritine happenning of the place as well as the area itself

Thank mikeaJ3743LD
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

It is worth the while to visit the shipreck museum in Bredasdorp. Actually it is like walking into another world. We enjoyed the old vehicles in the Barns too. Very reasonable entrance fee! Friendly people, 3 hours spent well!

Thank Willem K
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

A must to visit ..... quite a moving experience too .... well presented and informative ... relaxing garden to sit in and a peaceful spot to linger in .....

Thank montagu312659
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

I was shipwrecked in 1976 or roundabout not exactly sure. I took my newspaper cutting to the Curator to add to his collection in the museum. Unfortunately the newspaper cutting had no date on it. We did salvage work off the zoriental pioneer onto a...More

Thank nanspans
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great way to spend an hour or two. Very informative little museum with good display and information. Well set out historical house section with lots of local history. Dont miss the old fire engine in one of the outbuildings. Entry was R25...More

Thank soeknog
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is a wonderful museum to visit in a lovely town. It is an educational visit with a lot of cultural history. Large, old anchors in a lovely garden with a barn of old tools, wagons and hearse - just beautiful. There is also a...More

Thank melanies_southafrica
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This museum had a rich and accurate history with a lot of amazing artifacts on display. Unfortunately the up keep isn't that great and there is a few instances where the buttons on maps etc did not work.

Thank TanyaGroen
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Located in Bredasdorp, this is one of the most educational, cultural, historical place to visit. Very affordable entry fee. Friendly staff. I believe it's the only museum having a resident cat. Don't forget to make a stopover if you are in this small town.

Thank Pinkey N
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This is a small but interesting museum set in a lovely spacious garden with several buildings storing furniture, cars and other items of a bygone era. The shipwreck museum is what you see immediately when you walk in. It is a small and cramped dark...More

Thank Poleinahole
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