Old Parsonage museum

 Old Parsonage museum of Fraserburg - Northern Cape <sup>1</sup>

Old Parsonage museum of Fraserburg - Northern Cape 1
A museum showing the history of Fraserburg — a town established in the 18th century by European settlers migrating north from the Cape colony.

It is housed in the first parsonage in the area, built in 1856 by the Dutch reformed church for its pastor.

The house was originally built using Cape-Dutch architecture — a thatched roof, white walls, wooden floors and shutters.

However, its design changed over the years as numerous repairs were effected like replacing a leaking thatched roof with corrugated iron as well as addition of rooms and more modern structures.

Thus some restoration work was done before starting its use as a museum in 1979, and today it houses items from the town's past, fossils as well as displays on its history.

What to do thereExplore the museum, learn more about the history of Fraserburg.

Best time to visitAny time of the year.

Location of Old Parsonage museumIn Fraserburg — a small Karoo town on the southern end of Northern Cape province.

How to get thereBy vehicle, about a 6 hour drive northeast of Cape Town.

References1. By Andrew Hall - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21350850

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