CP Nel Museum

CP Nel Museum

CP Nel Museum

CP Nel Museum in Oudtshoorn

The CP Nel Museum, famed for being one of the best small town museums in South Africa, is housed in the former Oudtshoorn Boys High School at 3 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn. This sandstone building with its prominent clock-tower was  designed by Charles Bullock and erected in 1906. The main theme of the museum is the ostrich industry, focusing on the ostrich feather boom period (1900 – 1914).

 CP Nel Museum

Le Roux Town House Museum National Monument

Le Roux Town House Museum, situated at 146 High Street, Oudtshoorn, forms part of the museum. It was built in 1909 and is an attractive house with stained glass panels reflecting the distinct Art Nouveau style. This house also designed by architect Charles Bullock was build for a farmer, Mr. Le Roux as a town house for him and his family. The house was declared a National Monument in 1980.

CP Nel Museum

Visiting Hours

CP Nel Museum:

  • Mondays – Fridays: 08:00 – 17:00
  • Saturdays: 09:00 – 13:00
  • (Closed on Sundays and public holidays)

Le Roux Town House Museum:

  • Mondays – Fridays: 09:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00
  • (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

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