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

Oude Wellington

Guest House / Self Catering

Oude Wellington

Look forward to a picturesque historical Cape Dutch Farm of 1790 with thick white-washed walls and gables in its own ... more

Sauvignon Country Lodge

Guest House

Sauvignon Country Lodge

Sauvignon Country Lodge is a 100 year-old classified wine farm in Cape Dutch style in the heart of the Cape Winelands, ... more

Cowshed Cottage

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Cowshed Cottage

Cowshed Cottage at Lazanou Organic Vineyards is more than a quaint and romantic place to stay. It is an organic ... more

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