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Huguenot Memorial Museum

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Address: Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 876 2532

This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.

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Interesting history of Huguenot settlers and diaspora

Worth a look. Inexpensive admission (10 rand- buck and a half.) Much of museum text is in French, but still interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Callahan, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The building is gorgeous, the grounds beautifully kept, but collection a bit skimpy. The most interesting part of the museum dealt with the pre-colonial tribes who lived in the area.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quite good for the local history but perhaps not as interesting for a general tourist. Still it was cheap and was quite a quick activity between the gourmet food and wine that was in abundance in this area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

a must see when in Franschhoek. Gives great overview about local histoy and link to europaean history, well explained by exhibition.

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Callahan, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a look. Inexpensive admission (10 rand- buck and a half.) Much of museum text is in French, but still interesting.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit Franchhoek, you really should understand some of it's history, which is fascinating. The. Museum is very relaxed and the staff very helpful. Don't miss the lovely coffee house in the grounds.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice museum which gave a history of the Huguenot,s & how they became refugees because of there persecution by the pope & catholic church . Lots of detail however much of the information was in French so did not help people who do not speak it.

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is dated, the displays are tired and fairly drab and I am afraid would not grab the attention of many youngsters, however what is on show is interesting just needs presenting better. We were a party of 4 adults and had had enough after an hour, the small entrance fee was acceptable.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I went here on a very hot day so it probably influenced my experience a bit. Not much to see and its a bit run down. The is a small entry fee charged but not really worth the time. I only stayed a very short time.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A swift walk around late one afternoon,interesting and well kept grounds.Mostly in Afrikkans though so not really able to make a fair comment on the content

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Took a friend from Scotland to visit the museum! Oh dear, what a disappointment! Such beautiful buildings with such tired and badly displayed exhibits! The whole place really does need to be reworked into a 21 century museum! It would be impossible for a child to view the contents of most of the cases! Old fashioned script and wording for... More 

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