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Urquhart House Museum

Corner of Somerset Street and Murray Street, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
+27 49 892 3801
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this was a very private lodge, of which there are a number.

the experience was sensational ,and it would seem that there are many and need research, to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alexdixonhawes
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Cape Town, South Africa
Museum of Graaff Reinet

I found this of particular interest as they have a cabinet full of genealogy related records of... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
John_M_Turner
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Sydney, Australia
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Corner of Somerset Street and Murray Street, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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+27 49 892 3801
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the experience was sensational ,and it would seem that there are many and need research, to find. what is important to know ,is that this was and could be an exceptional experience. the format is great rooms staff minimum but all knowing ,and the entertainment...More

Thank Alexdixonhawes
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I found this of particular interest as they have a cabinet full of genealogy related records of early families in Graaff Reinet. As it was the last of our visits we were pressed for time and only had time to quickly view one such file....More

Thank John_M_Turner
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The Urquhart House has much historical significance & is one of many Museums in the Graaff Reinet Town. Recommend tour if one want to take in the rich history on first account. Entrance fees and operational hours apply .Best known for is Cape Dutch style...More

Thank Ezzaat
Reviewed 1 November 2016

What draws people to this museum is undoubtedly the peach pit floor in the kitchen, but there is so much more to see. And the director is an absolute delight! She is well-informed, super friendly, and loves talking to visitors. The house is perfectly furnished...More

Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The comments in the other reviews are all valid. Do visit this museum if you have the time. If your time is limited give preference to The Reinet House and the The Military History Museum.

Thank BertusJHB
Reviewed 3 October 2015

This is a much smaller museum than Reinet House, but easily accessible through the grounds of Reinet House. It is a pity that quite a few rooms have been earmarked for admin purposes - this reduces the feeling of the museum being a "home". Be...More

Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 27 April 2015

This place had the most amazing display of rifles that we had ever seen!! The extensive presentation of photos was extremely interesting along with the photographic equipment that was used to capture the faces and places of the past.

Thank McGill_Tripper
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Great to see our history being preserved and presented in a well laid out manner. It was interesting to see the photographs and recognise so many surnames of the pioneers of the Eastern Cape.

Thank ThaboCapeStFrancis
Reviewed 17 August 2014

It is an interesting museum but less well known is the library which can be used for history or genealogical research

Thank Stephanus B
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Small but interesting. Another house similar to Reinett House but less time needs to be spent here, together with the Military Museum all three. Can be seen in a morning.

Thank Gillian G
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