CP Nel Museum
Museum type :
ARCHAEOLOGICAL

Established in :
1906

Holidays :
Sunday

Visiting Hours :
Mon to Saturday 9:00 - 17:00

Contact No :
+27 44 272 7306

Location :
Randburg , South Africa

Display Objects :

Displays in the museum depict the cultural history and the lifestyle of the people of the Klein Karoo region, and the museum prides itself on its replica of an early 20th century pharmacy.

There is a section of the museum devoted to the role of the Jewish community in the development of Oudtshoorn's feather industry.




Description :

  • CP Nel Museum is an ostrich museum on 3 Baron van Rheede Street in the town of Oudtshoorn in South Africa.

  • The museum was named in honour of its founder Colonel C.P Nel. A series of dioramas traces the history of ostriches and the impact of ostrich farming on the town and its community.

  • The museum was declared a national monument in 1981.