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Simon's Town Museum

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

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Need to pay a visit if you are in Cape Town

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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State of Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank easterntreker
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Miriam B
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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...

Thank 357musam
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I envisaged penguins in their natural habitat something as I had seen on discovery channel. Seeing them in Simons Town in the breeding area, the natural environment was so eye opening! Loved watching them interact with each other, it was almost beautiful to see Too thrilled we made the stop off in the town, it was definitely worth it

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Elstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Simon's Town visit not just museum, market and resturant area By sharing your experiences, you're helping travellers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I have visited Simon's Town for many years - and never realised that they had a museum (suggest better signage - maybe a billboard approaching town - encouraging visits to the various museums), and really enjoyed the visit - great to see that volunteers care so much and preserve our history for future generations!! We were not sure of what... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This review is only about a statue. It commemorates the Great Dane that welcomed troops during the second world war. He had an official rank of Able Seaman and was given a full military funeral when he died. The beautiful statue is in Jubilee Square and well worth a visit. Give him a loving pat before you leave.

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