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The Western Cape Sights

V.O.C. Arsenal

  • Building/Architectural Site

Updated 11/07/2014

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Next to the Burgher House, just across from the Braak on a traffic island in Market Street, stands the V.O.C. Arsenal, often called the V.O.C. Kruithuis (kruithuis means "powder house"). It took 91 years for the political council to decide that Stellenbosch needed its own magazine, and just six months in 1777 to complete the structure. Today the arsenal contains a wide selection of guns, gunpowder holders, and cannons. If the arsenal is closed, call or pop into the Toy and Miniature Museum and someone will open it up for you.

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Market St., Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa



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  • By donation
  • Weekdays 9–4:30

Updated 11/07/2014


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