Wellington Museum

Museums in or near Wellington, Cape Winelands in the Western Cape, South Africa.

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Museums Cape Winelands

Where? Church Street, Wellington, Cape Winelands, Western Cape

When? Please enquire.

How? Call +27 (0)21 873-4710

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Wellington, in Western Cape

The Cape Winelands are not only filled to the brim with wonderful wine estates (see Wellington Wine Estates), but they also offer a bit of history for those who arenít all the interested in the wine or would like to take a morning off from wine tasting. The Wellington Museum is one such place that is a fantastic example of the history of the area.

The Wellington museum houses a large number of artifacts that depict a variety of African cultures including items from the Stone Age, traditional items from both the Sotho and Tswana cultures including tools; musical instruments and jewellery. You will even find a exhibit of Egyptian artefacts that dates back to roughly 1375BC during the reign of King Akhenaten.

Discover how Africa met the west and how the area has ties to England, Scotland, France and the Netherlands. Wellington is one of the first places in the country where the Free Burghers from the Netherlands and the Huguenot refugees laid foundations for the first farms. Find out about pioneers from the area such as Andrew Murray who set up the Huguenot Seminary which revolutionised education for women or Andrew Geddes Bain who built the first road across the Limiet Mountains into the interior Ö the Bainskloof Pass.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Wellington

B&B Ons Stee

Bed & Breakfast

B&B Ons Stee

B&B Ons Stee is a Belgian Bed & Breakfast in Wellington, in the heart of the South African Winelands, and is an ... more

Casa Simelia - Woestkloof

Self Catering

Casa Simelia - Woestkloof

Casa Simelia - Woestkloof is a luxury self-catering country house nestled on the slopes of the beautiful Groenberg ... more

The Coach House @ Val du Charron

Guest House

The Coach House @ Val du Charron

Located on Val du Charron Wine & Olive Estate, ten minutes from the town of Wellington and under an hourís drive from ... more

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