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Stellenbosch Museum

The Village museum complex is unique in the sense that all the buildings on exhibition is exactly where it was originally build. The entrance to the complex is called Lubbe Building and this is where the first shoe factory of the Lubbe family started. Other than the ticket sales office you will find an exhibition of the pre-colonial history, information on the founder of Stellenbosch as well as an interactive timeline of the people of Stellenbosch from 1679 to the year 2000 exhibited here. A splendid exhibition of shoes, collected by the Lubbe family It also consists of four period houses of historical interest and their gardens. Each of these beautiful homes represents a different period in the architectural development of Stellenbosch. The houses, their interiors and their gardens have been wonderfully restored, furnished, planted and decorated to illustrate the style and taste of the time. The dwellings are on the exact place it was built decades ago. The first house the museum has restored is the Schreuderhuis, which was built in 1709. This is the oldest restored and documented town house in the whole of South Africa. The second home in the museum complex is Blettermanhuis which was built in 1789 by Hendrik Lodewyk Bletterman. Grosvenor House depicts the period 1803 and is the third house in the museum complex. The home of O.M. Bergh is a typical mid-nineteenth century home with wall-paper, furniture and accessories from the period of 1850 – 1870.



Stellenbosch Museum

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