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C.P Nel Museum, Oudtshoorn

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Learn about the city's cultural history and ostrich trade at C.P Nel Museum. Opened in 1972, this attraction remains one of the world's few museums to house a synagogue. Inside, exhibits portray the importance of ostrich trade, plus the town's history during the apartheid era. The museum also features a 30 m (98 ft) high clock tower adorned with Corinthian ornaments--the clock was made in 1902 and imported from England. Use our Oudtshoorn online journey builder to visit C.P Nel Museum on your trip to Oudtshoorn, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is a brilliant local museum. It has wonderful sets and lots of original material. Who could believe the extraordinary money in fashion feathers. There is a sense of faded glory in the town and... 
    This is a brilliant local museum. It has wonderful sets and lots of original material. Who could believe the extraordinary money in fashion feathers. There is a sense of faded glory in the town and...  more »
  • What an amazing museum in this small Karoo town Particularly enjoyed the ostrich skeleton!!! Also learned so much about the history of Oudtshoorn . Thank you to all the people who donated their... 
    What an amazing museum in this small Karoo town Particularly enjoyed the ostrich skeleton!!! Also learned so much about the history of Oudtshoorn . Thank you to all the people who donated their...  more »
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  • It was great experience, because the staff and interns they treated me well.
  • Great place. Was very interesting to spend some time here and learn a thing or two. Just feels like the place needs a bit of TLC. But will recommend it to anyone

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