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The Village Museum

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Address: 18 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 887 2902

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The 4 furnished houses showing Stellenbosch through the ages were nicely done. I found it interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Ilmington, United Kingdom
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Ilmington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The 4 furnished houses showing Stellenbosch through the ages were nicely done. I found it interesting.

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Overpelt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These a 4 houses near by each other. 4 local women are the guides. The explain very good the history since 1691 until 1900. It is very nice to do. We didnt watch te video of 45 min.

Thank safontaine
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is wearing traditional clothes. They tell you all about the 4 cottages. Very authentic place

Thank Napanangka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth a couple of hours in central Stellenbosch. It gives a clear picture of the lifestyle of wealthy families over a 200 year period. It also provides some balance with a detailed presentation of the slave trade in SA. Each house has a guide on hand to explain what is going on. Very inexpensive (35 Rand) and... More 

Thank Tonylinford
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the entrance fee of 35 rand you are invited to visit four houses typical of the residences of the city from 1690 to 1870. In each house is a guide dressed in a costume typical of those worn in the house being visited. The guides are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. The first... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum covers 4 old houses that have been lovingly maintained and reflect different eras of the town. Each house had a staff member on hand in costume to answer questions. Unfodtunately one of the guides proved unhelpful slightly spoiling the visit. Good value.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you only have a short time in Stellenbosch then this is a must do. You will see 4 houses which show how life in the town developed between 1710 and 1870. Each house has a lady host dressed in the costume of the period who tells you about the house, who lived there and what life was like. The... More 

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Limoges, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Four historical houses, close to each other, beautifully preserved and presented. Fascinating to see the development of the home over 200 years (and notable for the fact that the kitchen hardly changed!). The ladies that greet you at each house in period costume were all charming. A lovely, gentle hour or so taking you back to a different age. Glad... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A very interesting showcase of the real original four homes built on that block over a period of 200 years as well as a short history of Stellenbosch. An amazing progression from the first to the last home.

Thank Cecilia2150
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This small museum is worth a visit. It is centrally located in Stellenbosch and readily accessible. It provides some good history in relation to the local area.

Thank Mary D

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