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Things to do in winter: Museums of Stellenbosch

Every season has its own compelling reasons to visit our beautiful and historic town of Stellenbosch; from wine and food to arts and culture and fitness and nature—there are always a multitude of things to enjoy.

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Take a trip down the history of Stellenbosch with a visit to some of our local museums—knowing that on your return our welcoming fireplace and red wine awaits.

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Here’s what to do:
 
The main street of Stellenbosch is actually a national monument all on its own! It has one of the longest rows of surviving old buildings of any major town in southern Africa.
The Village museum consists of four period houses namely Schreuderhuis c 1709, Blettermanhuis c 1789, Grosvenor House c 1803 and OM Berghhuis c 1850.  It depicts the way in which people lived, dressed and the architectural development of the various periods.
The V.O.C. Kruithuis on The Braak houses a collection of weaponry, including a canon last fired to acknowledge the flag of the new South African Republic.
The Burgherhuis, with its early example of a Neo-classical gable, is the headquarters of the Historical Homes of South Africa Foundation.
The Rupert Museum houses works by renowned South African artists.
Stellenbosch University Museum - housed in the Old Bloemhof School, incorporating the Sasol Art Museum.
Oude Meester Brandy Museum gives an in-depth insight into the history of brandy.
Wijnland Auto Museum boasts the biggest collection of South African Classic Cars under one roof.
The Toy & Miniature Museum houses a collection of 1:12 scale miniatures, room boxes, miniature houses, antique dolls and other toys, and a lifelike miniature of South Africa’s prestigious Blue Train.
Oom Samie se Winkel (a ‘living museum’) is the ‘old world’ village store housing antiques, collectables, old-fashioned sweets and local products and produce.

Info source: www.stellenbosch.travel
Posted: 09-Jul-2017


           



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