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About De Wet's Huis Photo Museum

To be whisked into yesteryear, visitors to the Western Cape are invited to explore the old-world charm of the De Wet's Huis Photo Museum. This museum is situated in the coastal town of Hermanus, just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, which is known for many things, not least of all the abundance of whales that skirt past the coast every year in spring and summer.

In 1983, the old Dutch Reform Sunday School was dismantled and moved to Fisherman’s Village, where it was rebuilt (stone for stone and using the very same timber). This is where it stands today as De Wets Huis. The reconstruction project took some four years to complete. It holds many treasures in terms of a photographic exhibition of the town itself, as well as of the people and transport that once characterised it.

Many of the photographs on display at the photographic museum were printed from glass negatives and were taken by the acclaimed TD Ravenscroft. Some photographs date back as far as 1875, and include the fashion, architecture and lifestyle of the folk of times past. The people have passed away and many of the buildings have been destroyed, but the photos have immortalised them as precious memories.

There are also trophies, mammoth shark jaws, and furniture on display. Each item adds a unique splash of flavour and character to the museum, and gives visitors a peep into the wonders and history of the region. The herb garden in front of the museum cottage is a delight to explore, even for those not particularly inclined towards the outdoors.

The museum has been renovated and maintained by several interest groups over the years.

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WhereCorner of Market Street and Marine Drive, Hermanus, Cape Overberg, Western Cape

WhenPlease enquire.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)28 313-0418

OvernightThe closest town is Hermanus, in Western Cape

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