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, Stellenbosch Edition.
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  • Stellenbosch is the cultural heart of the Afrikaners, the white descendants of the Boeri, home to the oldest university in South Africa. This museum shows what was the life of the time, through the furnishing of the houses, the furnishings, the objects of common use. It is not extraordinary but certainly useful to understand at least in part the customs of an era.-
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  • Very interesting visit of this set of 4 houses very well preserved and restored. One can thus realize the life in the 18th century.
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  • 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.
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