Fransie Pienaar Museum

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The Fransie Pienaar Museum is the cultural hub of Prince Albert. The museum displays one of the worlds largest fossil collections and doubles as the local tourist information centre. Guided walks of the town can also be booked from here. The antiques and artefacts on display were collected largely by Fransie Pienaar, but the collection continues to grow through donations from past and present inhabitants of Prince Albert.


  • Information about Queen Victoria's consort,Prince Albert and a book of his speeches presented to the village by Her Majesty.
  • Fossil exhibition based upon Roy Oosthuizen's collection
  • Musical instruments, glass, porcelain, and earthenware
  • Bedroom filled with old fashioned furnishings and a nursery
  • Gunroom
  • Details of the watermill history
  • Medical section
  • Construction of the Swartberg Pass, the history of Gamkaskloof and Meiringspoort and our 1890's Gold Rush
  • Victorian clothing and needlework items
  • Kitchen display
  • Local artwork
  • Woodwork by Piet Basson, a local benefactor
  • Library/archive
  • Horse-drawn hearse, wagon and several carts -Various pieces of farm equipment
  • A winepress
  • Beautiful gardens



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