Visit our Museums
Share in our rich HeritageThe three beautiful historical buildings Joubert House, Old Mission Church and the KWV Building Complex that comprise the Montagu Museum, form an integral part of the architectural heritage of Montagu and Long Street in particular.
The Old Mission Church in Long Street houses the administrative offices. A collection of pulpit Bibles and church artifacts, including old wedding dresses, form the focal point of the church with its original pulpit, pulpit cloth. Another permanent exhibition is the Indigenous Medicinal Plant research project displayed in one wing.
Frequently changing temporary exhibitions form a showcase for the large and diverse museum collection.
Joubert Huis, Long Street, a house museum, which portrays the typical country lifestyle of the 1850's. Of special interest is a comprehensive collection of toys from bygone days, particularly the unique collection of individually numbered handmade porcelain dolls. The costumes of the dolls are historically correct down to the last detail, including underclothing and leather shoes.
The Indigenous Medicinal Plant Garden behind Joubert Huis is a must to visit. Over the past 22 years the museum has been researching and recording the rich history and traditional uses of medicinal plants in the Montagu district, passed down by the Khoikhoi, San and settler farmers from Europe. The garden contains more than 120 plants that have been researched and published in Herbal Remedies of Montagu Museum.
In 2003 Joubert House celebrated its 150th anniversary.
The KWV buildings, c/o Long and Kohler Streets are fine remaining examples of historical industrial architecture in a rural area.
Here you can view a permanent collection of agricultural vehicles and artifacts in the enclosed courtyard behind the complex, as well as Art & Artifacts in the recently opened KWV Art Gallery.
For any further Information or assistance, you can contact the Museum at:
Tel: 023 614 1950 (Museum) 023 614 1774 (Jouberthuis)
Fax: 023 614 1950