Drostdy Museum Complex

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18 Swellengrebel Street
Western Cape  6740
South Africa
+27 (0)28 514 1138
+27 (0)28 514 2675
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Drostdy Museum Complex

If the walls of the stately Drostdy could talk, they’d tell a pretty interesting tale. This is the site where Swellendam was declared an independent republic for all of four and a half months before the British invaded. In 1939, upheaval made way for anthropology, when it was declared a national museum, along with the surrounding buildings. For a blast from the past, check out the Ambag swerf open-air exhibit of tools of the times, and the beautifully furnished Mayville House and its Victorian rose garden.

Hours: 9.00am-4.45pm Mon-Fri; 10am-2.45pm Sat, Sun & public holidays.

Admission: R20 adults; R5 children.

No- Credit Cards are accepted.

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