Huguenot Memorial Museum, Franschhoek

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Take a glimpse into the history of Franschhoek on a tour of Huguenot Memorial Museum, narrating the story of French protestants who settled here in the 17th century. Established in 1947, the museum is housed in a charming Dutch-style building that was moved, brick by brick, from Cape Town to its present location. After learning about Huguenot history in this part of the world, take a stroll through the peaceful, leafy gardens that surround the building. Take a look at our Franschhoek travel planner to schedule your visit to Huguenot Memorial Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We have been many times to this Museum before it got renovated inside recently. The information provided in the Museum nowadays is much more limited than before and objects have been removed. It is...  more »
  • The arrival of the Huguenots in the Western Cape resulted in 10 initial farms in the Franschhoek valley. The history of the Rainbow Nation is punctuated by people of different ethnicities arriving...  more »
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  • Beautiful old antiques of the French Huguenot era, a memorial built for religious freedom (Protestant fled Catholic prosecution, reason they fled to SA). Also includes a wonderful building with a timeline for the sequence of events throughout history for the Huguenots, and a display of the original surnames and how they changed over time of the first 300 settlers to arrive in the Cape.
  • Nice piece of history and architecture. Great stroll in an indigenous garden next to the museum.
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