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Address: Corner of Somerset Street and Murray Street, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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+27 49 892 3801

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Museum of Graaff Reinet

I found this of particular interest as they have a cabinet full of genealogy related records of early families in Graaff Reinet. As it was the last of our visits we were pressed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this of particular interest as they have a cabinet full of genealogy related records of early families in Graaff Reinet. As it was the last of our visits we were pressed for time and only had time to quickly view one such file. So should you have an interest in family history do give yourself sufficient time in... More 

Thank John_M_Turner
Cape Town, South Africa
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114 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The Urquhart House has much historical significance & is one of many Museums in the Graaff Reinet Town. Recommend tour if one want to take in the rich history on first account. Entrance fees and operational hours apply .Best known for is Cape Dutch style gable and anchor at the front entrance which makes it a beautiful Dutch architectural marvel... More 

Thank Ezzaat
New Mexico
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564 reviews
302 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

What draws people to this museum is undoubtedly the peach pit floor in the kitchen, but there is so much more to see. And the director is an absolute delight! She is well-informed, super friendly, and loves talking to visitors. The house is perfectly furnished in period pieces, and the kitchen with all its gadgets is a hoot. Don't miss... More 

Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
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219 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The comments in the other reviews are all valid. Do visit this museum if you have the time. If your time is limited give preference to The Reinet House and the The Military History Museum.

Thank BertusJHB
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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599 reviews
322 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 533 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

This is a much smaller museum than Reinet House, but easily accessible through the grounds of Reinet House. It is a pity that quite a few rooms have been earmarked for admin purposes - this reduces the feeling of the museum being a "home". Be sure to see the peach- pit floor in the kitchen, as well as the stone... More 

Thank Jilldutoit
Montreal, Canada
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233 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2015

This place had the most amazing display of rifles that we had ever seen!! The extensive presentation of photos was extremely interesting along with the photographic equipment that was used to capture the faces and places of the past.

Thank McGill_Tripper
Cape St Francis, South Africa
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133 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Great to see our history being preserved and presented in a well laid out manner. It was interesting to see the photographs and recognise so many surnames of the pioneers of the Eastern Cape.

Thank ThaboCapeStFrancis
Sasolburg, South Africa
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

It is an interesting museum but less well known is the library which can be used for history or genealogical research

Thank Stephanus B
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Small but interesting. Another house similar to Reinett House but less time needs to be spent here, together with the Military Museum all three. Can be seen in a morning.

Thank Gillian G
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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100 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The house was built between 1806 and 1821. In 1912 Herbert Urquhart, the mayor of the town from 1915 to 1936, bought the house. Inside the museum is a beautiful collection of Victorian furniture. Taking photos it was not allowed inside the museum. It took us less than 30 minutes to walk through the museum. Buy a combined ticket for... More 

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