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Ostrich feather museum reflecting the site

You are first greeted by locals waving all different kinds of ostrich products for sale. The... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Bracha K
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Jerusalem, Israel
Feather boom residence

The Le Roux townhouse forms part of the CP Nel museum complex but it is located on Hoogstraat (High... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
postscript65
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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A synagogue and other Jewish attractions are inside this quaint museum located across from the Tourist Information Bureau.
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3 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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+27 44 272 7306
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

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.

Thank Bracha K
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

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. It stands in a...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

A very interesting History of Oudtshoorn and the Ostrich industry. it was interesting to a synagoge featured as well.

Thank Hilary B
Reviewed 10 April 2018

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

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 9 April 2018

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.

Thank irishmike60
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Mike_G6308
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Museum has a bit of everything in it. It only takes about an hour to see it all. Very small town however thats where it is.

Thank KevanEastYorkshire
Reviewed 15 February 2018

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

Thank arcee147
Reviewed 11 February 2018

The CP Nel Museum is full of treasures and extremely interesting - you also get a free ticket to visit JP LeRoux house - really worth a visit.

Thank jonomad1
Reviewed 7 February 2018

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

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