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The Western Cape Sights

Oude Drostdy Museum

  • 4 Church St. Map It
  • Museum/Gallery

Updated 12/31/1969

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Just 3 km (2 mi) out of town, set on high ground commensurate with its status, is the majestic Oude Drostdy Museum. Built by architect Louis Thibault in 1804, the structure was badly damaged by fire in 1934 and later by the 1969 quake, but it has been carefully restored and is a fine example of neoclassical architecture. The building now houses an impressive collection of antique furniture and artifacts. Look for the gramophone collection and the Dutch grandfather clock

that has a picture of Amsterdam harbor painted on its face. As the original magistrate's house, the Drostdy had a cellar that served as the local jail; it's now used for wine tastings and sales.

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Sight Information

Address:

4 Church St., Tulbagh, 6820, South Africa

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Phone:

023-230–0203

Sight Details:

  • Museum R10 including wine tasting
  • Weekdays 10–5, Sat. 10–2

Updated 12/31/1969

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