Drostdy Museum, Swellendam

4.5
#1 of 18 in Museums in Overberg District
Take a brief step back in time at Drostdy Museum, housed in a former government building erected by the Dutch East India Company. Since 1939, the building and its surrounding structures have served as a museum detailing the life of the Boer settlers. Admire a variety of artifacts from the late 18th and the early 19th centuries, view exhibits about the history of the town and its residents, or step into the cottages that dot the grounds to discover recreated artisan workshops, packed with period tools and furniture. Make Drostdy Museum part of your personalized Swellendam itinerary using our Swellendam road trip website .
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  • We went to the Drostdy Museum complex on the strength of Trip Adviser ratings, and weren’t disappointed. For me, the best part of this complex is the artisans cottages at the back of the old jail...  more »
  • excellent conservation, historically beautiful buildings and furniture a real treasure of voc and later british colonial history  more »
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  • You can see the staff that works here has a passion for history and know what they are talking about. The museum is extraordinary and feature a wide variety of historical treasures and information. This is definitely a well kept piece of history in our country.
  • Very interesting. The curator was very helpful in providing relevant historical information
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