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Simon's Town Museum

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Address: Court Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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+27 21 786 3046
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surprising village museum

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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. Parking on site. Has a small gift/souvenir shop.

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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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 highly informative. The trivia is also very cogitating. My favorite display is that of Just... More 

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Thank Luc V
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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

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State of Sao Paulo
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The visit is simple but gorgeous with the visit of the penguins...you can get very close to them....

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Thank MARC D
Halifax
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Excellent museum , so much information and the volunteers are very helpful...fee is donation only. The penguins are a highlight.

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Thank easterntreker
Ireland
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We headed this way to visit boulder beach penguins and we were most impressed with simons town when we stopped off for coffee. What a lovely little spot. The museum was really interesting with an extremely friendly English guide, we enjoyed learning about Just nuisance and even visited his grave. Would definitely recommend the museum if you're passing through.

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Thank Miriam B
Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

What a lovely museum. Small but extremely interesting. Covers all aspects of life in Simon's Town in years gone by. A very small donation is asked for by way of admission and it's worth every Rand. Nice helpful volunteers on the door. Lovely section on pets of the Navy and of course Nuisance the dog. Recommended.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Kids & even adults will love it...seeing penguins in their natural habitat & learning about their lifestyle. Otherwise nothing much do in this town...so you can do it as a day trip from CapeTown...

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

very nicely situated and great displays . very much worth while to ad to your itenary . staff very helpfull and knowledgeable

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