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Simon's Town Museum

Court Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 3046
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Don't miss the penguins! They are so cute and fun to watch. I will always remember this stop in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greenville, South Carolina
via mobile

We visited here as the pick of museums was difficult, but we only had time for one. We loved... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jane D
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Another Dutch East India Company property, this former governor’s home contains crafts and artifacts illustrating local cultural heritage.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
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Court Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 3046
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss the penguins! They are so cute and fun to watch. I will always remember this stop in the way to Cape Point. There is a fee to enter. Be sure to video! You can get penguin souvenirs in the shops.

Thank SCTiger296
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here as the pick of museums was difficult, but we only had time for one. We loved Simons town and the history of the naval dog, just Nuisance. We also visited his grave. The museum was run by volunteers I think, and they...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Was looking for the naval museum but started here. Small museum, with a wide variety of unusual exhibits - everything from Antarctic explorations to Naval pets. I discovered the storey of Just Nuisance here & just loved it!

Thank Rowena G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We enjoyed looking here at all the local history of how the town became important and became a naval town. There was no charge but you were asked to give a donation.

Thank sandraclaire
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is one way of learning about Simon`s town history and its fun. it is for all age groups and can be done as a family or on your own. There is a lot of things to look at and you could spend the hole...More

Thank Catherine V
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is lovely and offers a great history of the area. The exhibits are interesting and the curators are really friendly and willing to answer any questions. A great stop in this little town

Thank Alexia C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Was pleasantly surprised by the amount of material in this bay-side village museum. Has variously themed rooms around which the material is organized. It can be a quick visit or a serious study depending on your preference. In a historic building dating back to 1777....More

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This museum shows you everything regarding the navy and much much more. Very informative! Easy to get lost in all the history and beautiful displays. I recommend this to be one of your stops when in Simon's Town.

Thank SonyaNiemand
Reviewed 2 February 2017

When planning a cape peninsula drive, one interesting place to stop by is Simon’s Town and its museum. The museum is very well curated and the displays and exhibit pieces are well maintained and in mint condition. The various setups are also very educational and...More

Thank Luc V
Reviewed 24 January 2017

If you love penguins you must go see this beach. Its a sight you will never forget. Its a very quick walk in an out on a boardwalk but its totally worth it

Thank Mehak C
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19 September 2017|
Response from WRHOTEN | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is, but please confirm with Cathy at the museum. One can't include links in replies, but if you go to the Simon's Town Museum webpage, it is given there. Safe travels and enjoy!