C.P Nel Museum, Oudtshoorn

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Learn about the city's cultural history and ostrich trade at C.P Nel Museum. Opened in 1972, this attraction remains one of the world's few museums to house a synagogue. Inside, exhibits portray the importance of ostrich trade, plus the town's history during the apartheid era. The museum also features a 30 m (98 ft) high clock tower adorned with Corinthian ornaments--the clock was made in 1902 and imported from England. Use our Oudtshoorn online journey builder to visit C.P Nel Museum on your trip to Oudtshoorn, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We liked the Museum. The visit can easily be done in 1h or a little more. Different rooms reproduce bank replicas or a pharmacy. Many objects are presented (crockery, Gramophone and other musical instruments, etc.). Many photos describe the history and evolution of the city as well as the industry around the ostrich. A room exhibits many objects in ostrich and we were very pleasantly surprised to find 1 showcase with 1 Gilles de Binche. Without being unavoidable, this museum is nevertheless very interesting.
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  • During the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (annualy Afrikaans-cultural festival) I spent hours in this museum. Every time I went in, I discoverd new things about the Oudtshoorn history. It's really w...  more »
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  • Beautiful things, no Tour Guide - just what I like. Be sure not to go with any controlling or neurotic people, as you will want to take your Time. The in-house Shul is MAGNIFICENT.
  • Fantastic museum covering the history of Oudtshoorn and the Ostrich Feather boom in the late 1800's. Unique Jewish Synagogue in the museum
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