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Montagu Museum
MONTAGU MUSEUM
TELEPHONE:
023 614 1950
FAX:
023 614 1971
EMAIL:
mmuseum@telkomsa.net
Montagu Museum

Built in 1907, this beautiful church with its neo-Gothic elements has housed the Montagu Museum since 1975 and was declared a National Monument in 1976. The main aim of Montagu Museum is to research and portray the cultural-historical heritage of Montagu and its people. The museum owns a collection of oil paintings and drawings by the famous South African artist Francois Krige who lived and worked in Montagu. Included in the collection is one of his major works "Begrafnis in die Karoo"(Burial in the Karoo) which he bequeathed to the museum. The museum has its own oval date stamp which is an exact replica of the postmark which was first used in Montagu in 1858.The T.O. Honiball collection of cartoons and books is an important new acquisition. The archive houses all documents, photographs and Africana relating to the history of Montagu, and is becoming an increasingly important research centre. The devastation caused by the flood of 25th January 1981 has been fully documented by the museum.

Open daily from 9h00 - 17h00
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 10h30 - 12h30

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