The Huguenot Memorial Museum tells the story of South Africa’s French Huguenots in the context of the global refugee phenomenon. Explore how issues of power, religion, freedom and legend-making contributed to shaping the story of South Africa.
Welcome to the Huguenot Memorial Museum! We are located in Franschhoek (meaning the French corner), in the glorious Cape Winelands. A visit to the museum precinct will provide the ideal grounding for your stay in the Franschhoek Valley by setting the stage for the valley’s cultural, natural, gastronomic and viticultural attractions.
Your experience starts in the Annex building where you buy your tickets at the museum shop and follow the Covid-19 protocols. After exploring the exhibits in the Annex building you cross Lambrechts Street to the Saasveld building, the first South African Perfume Museum, the Huguenot Monument and the wild flower garden. Conclude your visit by stopping off at the Franschhoek Perfumery and Sculpture Garden at 2 Huguenot Road.
If you’re visiting during the pandemic, please wear your face mask at all times while on the museum premises.
The theme of the Huguenot Museum in Franschhoek is the history of the Huguenots before and after their arrival at the Cape of Good Hope.
Monday to Friday: 09h00 – 17h00
Saturdays: 09h00 – 17h00
Sundays: 13h00 – 17h00
Public Holidays: 13h00 – 17h00