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On 29 September 1969 at 22:05, an earthquake, measuring 6, 5 on the Richter scale hit the small town of Tulbagh in the Breede River Valley. Aftershocks were felt throughout the night and in the morning a blanket of dust and smoke concealed it consequences, The quake brought devastation to the town, killing people and shaking the towns foundations and completely demolishing the "Waveren te huis" overnight. The beautiful old NG Church, the school, the old Town Hall and many other buildings had to be demolished.

The earthquake provided the perfect opportunity to restore an entire, historically important street to a condition it had been in prior to its senseless but gradual demise, Kerkstraat (Church Street). In the restoration process the buildings were stripped to their original architecture over the following 5 years and rebuilt under the supervision of architect Gabriel Fagan.

The old Dutch Reformed church built in 1743, is now a museum containing excelent examples of Cape furniture and other colonial artefacts, and attached to the museum are 3 houses in Church Street.
No. 4 Church Street displays historical and geological collections.
No. 14 Church Street is a Victorian house built in 1892 and is furnished in the style of the period.
No. 22 Church Street is a typical Cape Dutch house, complete with a herb garden.

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 to 16:00
Sunday: 11:00 to 16:00

For more information contact the curator, Marthinus Potgieter on
Tel: +27-23-6301041

Nearby Listings

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Sleeps: 17

Big Sky Villa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tulbagh

0.7km North of center of Oude Kerk Volksmuseum

Big Sky Villa is situated in the heart of Tulbagh town. Walking distance from the Central Business District. Tulbagh is famous for its historic Church Street, breathtaking scenery, wine and olive farms as well as wedding venues.

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Sleeps: 6
From R 1 200,00
Per unit, per night.

Dreamcatcher Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tulbagh

0.9km North of center of Oude Kerk Volksmuseum

Dreamcatcher sleeps up to 6 people, but whether you rent one, two or three bedrooms, the whole house is at all times exclusively yours!

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Sleeps: 14 in 3 units/rooms
From R 750,00
Per unit, per night.

Eikelaan Farm Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tulbagh

4.6km South East of center of Oude Kerk Volksmuseum

Eikelaan Farm Cottage. On offer at this neat working farm with wheat, vines, olives, sheep and cattle are 3 luxury self-catering cottages all fronted by an open vista of green fields merging into blue mountains - an appealing contrast of the soft...

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The Milkshed

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tulbagh

5.2km South of center of Oude Kerk Volksmuseum

the Milkshed The spacious self catering cottage can accommodate seven adults with comfort and ease.There are three double en-suite bedrooms, two with bath and shower facilities and the third a bath only. Situate din Tulbagh, Western Cape.

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Sleeps: 8 in 2 units/rooms
From R 700,00
Per unit, per night.

La Bruyere Farm Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tulbagh

7.5km East of center of Oude Kerk Volksmuseum

The farm is 222 hectares with the upper part of the farm reaching into the natural fynbos and proteas of the Western Cape mountains. Other parts of the farm are established to wine grape vineyards, winter crops such as oats and a herd of Angus ...

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Sleeps: 40 in 7 units/rooms

Welbedacht Game & Nature Reserve

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tulbagh

7.8km North West of center of Oude Kerk Volksmuseum

Welbedacht Game & Nature Reserve offers a stunning retreat in the countryside. The equipped self catering cottages have shady verandas with mountain water plunge pools, log fireplaces and braai places as well as fresh linen and towels and a supply of fire

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Sleeps: 25 in 3 units/rooms

Fairfield Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ceres

14.7km East of center of Oude Kerk Volksmuseum

Fairfield Cottages provide self catering guest farm accommodation in the Ceres Valley, Cape Winelands. Situated midway between the Town of Ceres and Prince Alfred Hamlet. Fairfield Cottages is set on a 100ha operational fruit farm against the foot of the

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Sleeps: 34 in 10 units/rooms

Big Sky Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ceres

18.3km South East of center of Oude Kerk Volksmuseum

Big Sky Cottages is a mere hour drive from Cape Town and offers modern self-catering semi-detached cottages on the foothills of the Mostertshoek Mountain between Wolseley and Ceres, overlooking the beautiful Buchu lands with breathtaking views of the vall

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White Bridge Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Wolseley

18.3km South East of center of Oude Kerk Volksmuseum

Whether you are looking for adventure or simply a break away from the city, let White Bridge Farm be your choice of destination. Situated between the R46 and the R43, we are well positioned to visit either Tulbagh, Wolseley or Ceres. We will guarantee tha

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Sleeps: 27 in 4 units/rooms
From R 800,00
Per unit, per night.

De Oude Kasteel

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Riebeek Kasteel

25.8km South West of center of Oude Kerk Volksmuseum

Main House (Unit 1) sleeps 4, offers 2 luxurious, en-suite double rooms, one with shower and the other Victorian bath, guest cloakroom, 2 lounge areas, open fireplace, fully equipped farm-style kitchen, patio, braai facilities and small plunge ...

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