The Museums inTulbagh

The Museums in Tulbagh are all a ‘must’!

The Old Church Museum is at the head of Church Street and I posted about it earlier. The team of people working there are knowledgeable, interesting, and passionate about what they do – do stop and chat – I learned a huge amount about Tulbagh, history, and these dedicated people.

Old Church Museum in Tulbagh
Old Church Museum in Tulbagh

The Earthquake Museum is opposite the Old Church and filled with information and photographs about the devastating event of September 1969. The custodian is information, knowlegeable and willing to talk about the town and how people dealt with the quake.

The Earthquake Museum in Church Street, Tulbagh
The Earthquake Museum in Church Street, Tulbagh

Pioneer House, No.22 Church Street, is one of the museums in Tulbagh and gives an interesting insight into the other historic houses on the street. This piece of ground was sold in 1796 by the local Church Council to J de Bruyn when money was needed for the enlargement of the church building. The house was erected shortly afterwards and is characterised by its concave convex gable and its T-shaped layout.

Pioneer House Museum, Church Street, Tulbagh
Pioneer House Museum, Church Street, Tulbagh
Pioneer House Museum, Church Street, Tulbagh
Pioneer House Museum, Church Street, Tulbagh

Pioneer House Museum, Church Street, Tulbagh

An interesting ‘picture’ in the house is this ‘icon’ from the Anglo-Boer War with Generals De La Rey and Botha.

Pioneer House Museum, Church Street, Tulbagh

And then it was time for refreshment, and the best pancakes to date!

Pancakes at 'Things I Love' in Tulbagh
Pancakes at ‘Things I Love’ in Tulbagh

I loved the plants and gardens in the town and must share these images with you on the gardening blog, so there will be one more post from Tulbagh before we leave town.

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