Simon's Town Museum, Simon's Town

4.4
#11 of 76 in Museums in Cape Town
Detailing the vibrant past and cultural heritage of a small port town, Simon's Town Museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts, including model ships, sewing machines, period clothing, old passports, military badges, and other regalia. Established in an 18th-century building, the museum occupies the former residence of a local governor. Using our international travel planner, Cape Town attractions like Simon's Town Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Good experience ... Learn about the history of the city and the dog that is called "just a nuisance". There are various information and exhibits. The workers are friendly, and they meet each other.
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  • Fascinating insight into the many facets of Simon's Town history. It started with a collection of MOTH memorabilia and built out from there. The MOTH club is situated next to the museum and is itself ...  more »
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  • Interesting! This museum is in transition, beginning to show a more balanced view of the past.
  • An interesting museum. Situated in a magical space with the Simonstown naval base and ocean views ! A place to put on your list ! Exciting projects and Art pieces on display. Information about the people of Simonstown that lived, loved and left their Mark there!
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