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To develop and maintain the museum’s reputation as an institution of cultural significance and to serve and represent the community of the Tulbagh Valley while contributing to a culture of nation-building.Read More
To preserve and promote the heritage, both historical and cultural, of the Tulbagh Valley through collecting, conservation, documentation artefacts, education, research and exhibitions.Read More
The Oude Kerk Volksmuseum derives its name from the fact that the original museum was originally established in the old church (Oude Kerk) of the Dutch Reformed congregation at Tulbagh and that it intended to depict the lifestyle of the people (Volk) of Tulbagh. Members of this church played a pivotal role in the establishment…Read More
Strategic objectives: • To manage the museum efficiently. • To exhibit a representative history of the community in the Tulbagh Valley. • To market the museum through a website, brochures and communication. • To collect and conserve the collections relevant to the theme of the museum for future generations. • To promote social cohesion…Read More
“Very interesting and comprehensive museum, excellent displays.”
Cara Saayman (Paarl)
“ Baie insiggewend. Baie behulpsame en vriendelike ontvangs.”
Gert en Linda Heyns
“Well kept museum, very interesting.”
Hope de Kock
“Absoluut insiggewend en leersaam.”
“Very informative with good pictures.”
“Baie, baie mooi. Dankie vir die bewaring, dit is baie interesant.”
Lynette, Gerhard en Familie
“Thoroughly enjoyed the displays.”
“Rich history that’s mostly untold.”
Angus & Shirnayla
“Very interesting. Beautiful architecture.”
Nigel & Ann Utting (UK)
“Incredible reconstruction of the Village after this enormous earthquake.”
Toon & Marion Kuhne
“Die moeite werd!! Dankie dat dit so mooi versorg word.”
Johnie, Santie, Johannes Emmerich
“Lest we forget the poor victims!! Well organized!! Well done!!”
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a look at our list of frequently asked questions. For any other questions, please contact +27 23 230 1041.
The Oude Kerk Volksmuseum is situated in Church Street, Tulbagh, Western Cape, South Africa.
We have three (3) price listings; Children (R5), Adults (R30), Silver Bells (60 +, R20).
The area was established in 1699 and was known as The Land of Waveren.
Drostdy is a Dutch word and means Magistrates Court in English.
The 29th of September 1969.
The old Church was built in 1743, which makes it the oldest cross-shaped Church in South Africa that is still in its original form.
Tulbagh has been named after Governor Rijk Tulbagh, who was the Governor at the Dutch Cape Colony from 1751 to 1771.