Koopmans-de Wet House Museum is a reflection of what an 18th Century affluent Cape family’s furnished home looked like and as it stands today presents Neoclassicism at its best.
Fourteen different people owned Koopmans-de Wet House before the last owners took over in 1806. A household of this magnitude would only have been able to function with its fair share of servants and slaves. Recent research has now revealed the names and professions of some of those who lived in the house at that time, as well as the kind of activities they would have pursued.
Some of the finest pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to an inestimable value of ceramics, is housed here.
On 10 March 1914, and after the death of its last private owners, Marie Koopmans-de Wet and her sister Margaritha, the house was opened as a museum. During the South African War Marie Koopmans-de Wet was well known for helping the orphans and widows of the Boer Republics and the museum was aptly named in her honour.
During its first year the museum had approx. 17 000 visitors.
Monday to Friday, 10h00 - 17h00
Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Day & Worker's Day, closed
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