The museum complex consists of four historic buildings all situated in Church Street in Tulbagh.

 

 

The Oude Kerk Volksmuseum

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The Oude Kerk Volksmuseum, built in 1743 and established in 1925, is one of the oldest museums in the Western Cape. Its theme is: “The development and history of the Tulbagh Valley”. The museum complex consists of four very historic buildings in Tulbagh: the Oude Kerk (Old Church), one of the last surviving cruciform churches built by the VOC (Dutch East India Company) still in its original form with a unique collection of Cape furniture and restored historic cemetery, amongst others the original table on which the capitulation of the Dutch to the British was signed in 1806.

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The Earthquake Museum

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The Earthquake Museum, commemorating the devastating 1969 Earthquake which laid several Boland towns in ruins and which gave rise to the resurrection of Church Street, Tulbagh in its 1870 form.

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The Victorian House Museum

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The Victorian house museum, an excellent example of a rural Victorian house, depicting the lifestyle of a rural middle-class family in the Victorian era. The Victorian House Museum is currently being worked on and will eventually have its unique textiles on display as well.

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The Pioneer House Museum

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The Pioneer House museum, which depicts the lifestyle of a typical working-class family in the period circa the 1800 – 1920s.

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