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Somerset East Museum

The Old Parsonage museum is one of the oldest buildings in Somerset East, and houses artifacts from families that lived in the house.

The Somerset East Museum is nestled at the foot of the Boschberg Mountain. It is one of the oldest buildings in town, the ground was originally given to the Wesleyan Missionaries for their chapel.

The museum is laid out mostly as a residence to depict the lives of the Dutch Reformed Church ministers that resided in the house, but some additional exhibitions have been commissioned in recent years, to include a more rounded history of the area and all it's people.

The graveyard behind the museum is the oldest in town. Another very important feature is the grave of Ouma Dora at the end of a footpath in the museum grounds, who died in 2003 at the age of 122!

The Museum is open from 8 am till 4 pm weekdays.

Entry fees are R 5.00 for children, R 8.00 for pensioners (over 60), and R 10.00 for adults. Any additional donations are appreciated.

Contact Information

Siyasanga Taho

Beaufort Street, Somerset East, South Africa

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