Drostdy Museum, Swellendam

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Must see · History Museum · Museum
Take a brief step back in time at Drostdy Museum, housed in a former government building erected by the Dutch East India Company. Since 1939, the building and its surrounding structures have served as a museum detailing the life of the Boer settlers. Admire a variety of artifacts from the late 18th and the early 19th centuries, view exhibits about the history of the town and its residents, or step into the cottages that dot the grounds to discover recreated artisan workshops, packed with period tools and furniture. Make Drostdy Museum part of your personalized Swellendam itinerary using our Swellendam road trip website.
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  • the open air museum consists of several locations, which are put together like a short walk through Swellendam. At the entrance of every site we were given charming information with such dedication...  more »
  • Drostdy Museum is an open air complex of several historical buildings including official, town and country dwellings.There is a small entrance fee. Entrance is via the old gaol, at the rear is a...  more »
  • You can see the staff that works here has a passion for history and know what they are talking about. The museum is extraordinary and feature a wide variety of historical treasures and information. This is definitely a well kept piece of history in our country.
  • Very interesting. The curator was very helpful in providing relevant historical information

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