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Huguenot Memorial Museum

Huguenot Memorial Museum Review

To trace the history of the Huguenot community here, visit the Huguenot Memorial Museum. Its main building is modeled after the Saasveld house, built in 1791 by renowned Cape architect Louis Thibault in Cape Town. Wall displays profile some of the early Huguenot families. Exhibits also focus on other aspects of the region's history, such as the development of Cape Dutch architecture and the relationship of the Huguenots with the Dutch East India Company. Displays in the annex cover the culture and life of the Khoekhoen, or Khoikhoi, once derogatorily known as Hottentots, as well as the role of slaves and local laborers in the development of the Franschhoek Valley.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Lambrecht St., Franschhoek, 7690
  • Phone: 021/876–2532
  • Cost: R10
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 2–5
  • Location: Franschhoek

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