Visit the Richmond Horse Museum

Museums in or near Richmond, Upper Karoo in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in RichmondVisit the Richmond Horse Museum

Museums Upper Karoo

Where? The Riding Horse Museum, Loop Street, Richmond, Northern Cape.

When? Contact one of the curators in order to arrange a guided tour.

How? Call +27 (0)53 693-0176

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Richmond, in Northern Cape

Housed in what was formerly, in the 1800’s, a school and boarding house, and more recently a cabinet maker’s workshops and residence, is the very unique Horse Museum of Richmond. It is only one of two such museums in the world which is dedicated to the saddle horse.

One piece of which the museum is particularly proud is the “Nachtmaal Wa”, a cart dating back to the mid 1800’s, which the old farmers took to town on the occasion of the quarterly Communion service at the Kerk. Any horse enthusiast will be able to spend hours browsing around the displays and reading from the many riding and horse interest books and periodicals on display. There are displays of stamps from around the world, all of which have been dedicated to the horse. This collection is probably unique to the Richmond Horse Museum.

In addition to the equine related artifacts there are some fantastic displays of fashion, including a large display of ladies gowns and dresses from the mid 1800’s and early 1900’s, as well as work and household displays all, of which offer a glimpse of pioneer life in a long forgotten era. There is a collection of rare old guns and pistols, muzzle loaders, and hunting rifles. One of the most cherished items on exhibit is pump organ dating from 1745 and still in perfect working order.

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