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Schreiner House Museum

9 Cross Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa
+27 48 881 5251
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A loving tribute to an interesting woman.

This is a small museum dedicated to the author and human-rights activist, Olive Schreiner, who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent little museum

The Olive Schreiner Museum in Cradock is well worth a visit. It is the original family home and... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Brian H
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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9 Cross Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa
+27 48 881 5251
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum dedicated to the author and human-rights activist, Olive Schreiner, who lived in the building for a few years together with two of her siblings when she was a teenager. The information in the museum has been lovingly put together and...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

The Olive Schreiner Museum in Cradock is well worth a visit. It is the original family home and tells the story of her life and literary career in quite some detail . The Curator is a very affable and knowledgeable chap who adds considerably to...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Leaving Camdeboo we stopped in at Craddock. I was thrilled to go into the Schreiner House Museum. The Schreiner House at No. 9 Cross Street is one of Cradock's most interesting and attractive old buildings. From 1868 until 1870 it was home to Olive Schreiner,...More

1  Thank Rose K
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

What a bit of luck we were taken around by the curator an entomologist by Bugs Wilmot who even opened up the book collection and showed us a 1st edition of Jock of the Bushveld which had a dung beetle rolling the dung the wrong...More

Thank Supa7WP
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This small museum is interesting both for the fascinating subject it covers - a remarkable life - and the interesting building in which it is housed. Great to see a town take pride in one of its own and take the trouble to develop such...More

Thank Instep
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The house focuses on the life of Olive Schriener; what an amazing woman, forward thinking and light years ahead of her time. If you had a dinner party, she would definitely be on the list, such an interesting person! The house is set up as...More

Thank Sasha M
Reviewed 15 December 2016

A place for literary people and also people who love history, culture and learning. It was wonderful to learn about a woman who was beyond her time, not only in thinking, ethics, philosophy but also a great writer. The museum is well organized. It was...More

Thank Emerson3091
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Very well informed museum, learned a lot about the life of Olive Schreiner, it was lovely to browse the small literary and buy some of her books

Thank Malinda B
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were greeted enthusiastically by someone standing in for the usual caretaker and enjoyed some quiet reading and reflection on the sad and nomadic life of this enigmatic and talented woman who was way before her time. A very interesting visit and worth the time!...More

Thank luckyfish2015
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Olive Schreiner was a writer and campaigner ahead of her time and the museum provides lots of information about her personal life as well her writing. A little gem.

Thank kimbuisson
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Nokutula I
how much do adults pay for entrance
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Response from GeraldineFarinhaFerr | Reviewed this property |
It's a donation box - you put what you feel is worth it into the box. No-one monitors it.