The Marie Rawdon Museum in Matjiesfontein can be found at the Matjiesfontein Train Station. The double-storey museum is an eclectic collection of Victoriana by avid collector David Rawdon and is one of the biggest privately, owned museums in South Africa. It is also Matjiesfontein's second oldest Museum.

To truly appreciate the multitide of relics in this vast collection, one may need to visit the Museum a second time. Described as small and quirky, visitors will be intrigued by this obscure collection of Victorian bits and pieces which ranges from personal and household items to macabre-looking dentist surgery and apothecary jars with their original contents!

The rooms are packed, you may feel more like you are in an antique shop where nothing is for sale rather than a museum! It houses the lifetime acquisitions of a man who had a taste for the beautiful, the old, and the amusing things our forefathers were making. A walk through will show you some of the beautiful dresses once owned by Emma Logan.

The Museum gives a fascinating picture of days long gone and is well worth a visit.

Things to see and do

  • Apothecary Shop Display
  • Dentist Surgery Equipment
  • Barber Shop Chair
  • Penny-Farthing Bicycles
  • Victorian Gothic Furniture
  • Royal Memorabilia
  • Victorian Dresses Collection
  • Anglo-Boer War Items
  • Antique Clocks & Cameras

Admission

R5.00 per person

Prices are subject to change, please contact the Museum directly to confirm

Contact Us

Marie Rawdon Museum
Address:
Just off N1
Matjiesfontein
Western CapeSouth Africa
33° 13′ 52.9″ S, 20° 34′ 51.478″ E
work: +27 23 561 3011

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Opening Hours


Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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