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You are first greeted by locals waving all different kinds of ostrich products for sale. The museum displays the history of the time with displays of ostrich products, a doll collection, old clothing and products and most memorable a small synagogue intact inside the museum.
The Le Roux townhouse forms part of the CP Nel museum complex but it is located on Hoogstraat (High Street). No 146 was built in 1909 by one of the families whose properity flourished with the global demand for ostrich feathers.
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A wonderful museum showcasing everything that epitomised the grand days of the ostrich feather boom yet also showing a town that has brought itself through hardships. Lovely displays from clothing, old crockery, turn of the century businesses and much more. Walking tour maps available at...More
Re creating whole shop fronts within the museum has been well done, and there is a practicing Jewish synagogue right in the museum.
Be warned - prepare to spend at least a couple hours here to absorb and take in all the museum.
This museum gives lots of information the ostrich industry and the history of Oudtshoorn. Some of the displays are old and bit hard to read. The synagogue is great as is the bank display, but the editorials are hard to read. A good museum.
An enormous amount of information is presented in many very large galleries which is almost too much to take in on one visit. The problem is that while you feel like everything you are being told should be interesting, somehow it is not. There is...More
The museum is in the centre of town in a fine building, formerly a school. There are a large number of exhibits of many kinds, a bit overwhelming. But it does help you to understand the rapid development of the town because of the monopoly...More