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Middelburg Museum

Middelburg Museum

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The Museum Association was founded in 1983 with the prospect of establishing its own museum. The former poor school, which later became the preparatory school, was unused. The association persuades the municipality to buy it from the Department of Education. The museum was officially opened on 30 November 1985 with Mrs Hettie v d Walt as the first curator. She was previously involved in museums in Graaff-Reinet.

The museum is 37 years old and housed in the old school building partially built out of stone.
This cultural and historical museum displays the history of Middelburg and the surrounding areas. It also houses an internationally renowned collection of San artefacts, currently on display in the Bushman cave.
For anyone who wants to understand Middelburg, the museum should be the first stop.

Business hours:  Monday – Friday 08h30 – 12h30 & 14h00 – 15h30
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
After-hours viewing can be arranged with Kobie or Shirley.

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