The Stellenbosch Village Museum, Stellenbosch

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Travel back in time and uncover four major colonial architectural styles at The Stellenbosch Village Museum, boasting an ensemble of houses filled with period-correct furniture. The houses date from 1700 to 1850 and feature flourishing gardens--the entire museum takes up about one entire city block. Nearby restaurants and cafes serve as welcome spots to rest and replenish your energy before moving on to the next attraction. The Stellenbosch Village Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • The Village Museum is well worth a visit if you are in Stellenbosch. The museum preserves articles of local historical interest. There is a small entrance fee which gives access to four buildings...  more »
  • This museum shows buildings in and outside of the Dutch colonial period. It shows how colonialists lived at that time. In several of the houses is a guide, who gives short explanations in English or.....  more »
  • The 4 houses are closely situated making it an easy walk. They provide a quick overview of life in Stellenbosch, stretching from the 1600's through to the Victorian era. Took us about 1.5 hours to...  more »
  • Lovely museum in a group of separate houses. Each house has a mini spoken guide on entrance, interesting items but No guide or other information. We enjoyed it but it could be much much better with a little imagination and work.
  • Interesting, small museum which takes you back almost 300 years. Also sheds light on the role of slaves in Stellenbosch‘s history. However, some more explanations would have been helpful since the exhibition mainly shows the old houses and furniture. Little is said about the living conditions/realities of their inhabitants. Still, worth the price. Might be interesting for kids too to see the decoration and kids‘ bedrooms.
  • The people that is in the houses does not give enough info, nor do they interact with the guest enough. The lady at the first house said she is tired and her voice needs a rest. Beautiful place though
  • Four separate houses have been preserved in Stellenbosch. Really interesting to visit and go back in time.
  • I enjoyed the visit so much..thank you guys!

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