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“Even learnt some Africaans”
Review of Drostdy Museum

Drostdy Museum
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This former government building, an architectural treasure in itself, is now a museum containing some impressive artifacts. Particularly noteworthy is a collection of late 18th and early 19th century Cape furniture.
Reviewed 6 April 2014

A very well planned and maintained folk museum built around houses of different periods in Swellendam and a variety of reconstructed industrial buildings from the 19th century.
The guides were very informative and only too happy to chat about the museum and their personal experiences, and also that of their families. We thought we would just pop in but managed to spend all of the morning, a great experience

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

The museum has different buildings close to each other (walking distance). It offers an interesting combination of different aspects of the local history.The Drostdy building is also a very beautiful building.
As we come from Holland the friendly staff spoke to us in Afrikaans, which gives it a special local touch.

1  Thank vandenBroek-Voorburg
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Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

The museum complex is set out in a number of complexes and covers everything from early farming to the indigenous people who lived in the area to the local magistrates house . The staff are very friendly and so is the museum cat . Worth a visit .

2  Thank JohnFinchPhotography
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Well set out and very enthusiastic staff. The old farm buildings were well preserved. Its interesting as all 3 building are different.

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

You should include a visit as part of any trip to Swellendam. A good insight into the history of the town. The museum is on various sites in close proximity to each other. Well worth the visit

Thank RODNEYANDPAT
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