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Montagu Museum

41 Lang Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa
+27 23 614 1950
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Montagu history and liv e music

The Montagu musical society have wonderful concerts each month. We were treated to the delights of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John H
Small but interesting collection

Worth a quick visit. The staff are very helpful although the curator was on leave when we visited... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Jackie H
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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41 Lang Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa
+27 23 614 1950
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Montagu musical society have wonderful concerts each month. We were treated to the delights of James Grace, probably South Africa's leading classical guitarist.

Thank John H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Worth a quick visit. The staff are very helpful although the curator was on leave when we visited so they couldn't access the information we were looking for. Nicely laid out. Roadworks make access a bit difficult so park in a side street and walk...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Visited in february this year.. You can't spend too long here as it is a small place. looking through the eyes of one or two families and browsing among their possessions one gets areal feel of how life was indeed simple and labour intensive some...More

Thank valuematters
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It is very low key with mostly related to past and current inhabitants. Some interesting of photos from the past.

Thank jenjohnkemp
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is set in an old Church... beautiful history and artifacts. There are a few rare artifacts which was pleasant to see. I loved the fact that people donated some of their possessions to the museum, for the sake of preserving the history. Everyone...More

Thank SonyaNiemand
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I found the photos of the 1981, 2003 and 2008 floods particularly interesting. It was wonderful to see how the town rebuilt itself every time after suffering such devastation.

Thank gaynorv54
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Sparsely furnished museum with few unique exhibits , a bit more English text descriptions would be helpful

Thank woodcol
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

There's not much in here. I don't believe that there isn't more history about the area. Probably strategically left out the slavery parts of the story, like most of the other South African town museums... Leave out those parts so that it doesn't look bad...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed looking at the Montagu museum, It smelled fresh of herbs - I was surprised to see that natural herbal medicines and remedies are produced and sold in Montagu. Barry was fascinated with the moustache cup, enabling the men of old with a...More

Thank Rose K
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I was so surprise to see this beautiful collection of artwork of an old time South African hero displayed here! Interesting collection of herbs, lotions and information on how to use different herbs. Interesting display on the riverfloods. Just missed the history of the old...More

Thank Helene B
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