Genadendal Museum in Genadendal, Western Cape
A SA National Cultural Treasure
Genadendal is a quaint and interesting village and is home to the oldest Moravian Mission Village in Africa. The Genadendal Museum forms part of this historic village, found just outside the town of Greyton in the Overberg region of the Western Cape.
The Museum forms part of the Genadendal mission station which was established in 1738 by the Moravian Mission Society. It focuses on the preservation of the Genadendal heritage and houses over 2500 objects in its collection. This collection was declared a National Cultural Treasure on 8 March, 1991.
Take a trip back in time and discover some of the oldest and first musical instruments, the oldest fire engine around and original Ox Wagons from South Africa’s yester years! Previously a mission station, the exhibitions depict the life of the Moravian Missionaries from the Cape between the 18th and 19th century.
This interesting village also has church buildings and a school that dates back to 1738. The original Moravian mission church houses the oldest pipe organ in South Africa. In front of the church stands the old bell and a collection of oak trees grant shade to those attending church.
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to explore our rich cultural history and enjoy a wonderful day out!
Things to see and do
- Moravian Missionaries Exhibition
- Antique musical Instruments
- Original Fire Engine
- Ox Wagons
- South African Household Items
- Books & Photographs
Prices are subject to change, please confirm directly with the Museum
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