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Interesting museum, small and needs improvement

This small museum had different buildings that showed the way of life of the early history of this... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Bracha K
Jerusalem, Israel
Needs some TLC

The Knysna museum is an ensemble of old cottages built during the founding Knysna years. Cottages... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Suretha H
Cape Town, South Africa
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1 Jul 2018
“Interesting museum, small and needs improvement”
31 Jan 2018
“Needs some TLC”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Corner of Main Road and Queen Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

This small museum had different buildings that showed the way of life of the early history of this small and at the time important settlement. There are buildings centered aroung a large grassy area. Each building displays different aspects of the time, the way they...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Bracha K
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

The Knysna museum is an ensemble of old cottages built during the founding Knysna years. Cottages from both the goldmine and forresty industries were reassembled on the single plot to form what is now the museum. You move between the cottages, each of which house...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Suretha H
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We found this museum very interesting, especially the old photos and maps of Knysna. Pleased to see that Knysna is trying to keep some of its history alive. We spent about 1 hour there.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank SteveandLin1973
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A fascinating collection of houses which were originally built in the mining village of Millwood. The houses were dismantled and taken by wagon to Knysna arounf the 1880's. The rooms have some interesting artefacts of the bygone era such as the old candlemakers, and the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mands007
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We have visited a lot of small museums in regional towns. While this is interesting, and entry only by donation, it didn't grab us. I assume is staffed by volunteers but rather than being door openers, how about spending some time with visitors and offering...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Emanpee
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The museum is made up of three homes. The displays are informative and interesting, be prepared to spend about an hour or so here.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is an interesting group of buildings, uprooted from their original sites and relocated to the current position at the corner of Queen and Clyde streets. It is laudable that these wood and iron buildings are as close to being as authentic as possible, with...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Museum is actually a series of small buildings moved here from other sites upon the creation of the 'museum'. There are several investing displays, especially on the woodcutters who came close to decimating Knysna's old growth forests. Worth a stop; no admission but donations...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Place was very interesting and loved all the old books etc, BUT dont know if this place is privately owned or not but the people working there are not helpfull at all! I think they were mother and daughter and the mother were just plain...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank RudiB406
Reviewed 8 July 2016

As part of the tour we visited this museum, it was well preserved and interesting, the museum was made up of three homes each one demonstrated the evolvement of the times. Staff were there to help if necessary. worth looking at

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 155wendyg
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