The Drostdy Museum was built in 1747 to serve as a residence and headquarters for the Landdrost (magistrate), and it was regarded as the most important building of its time. The museum is spread among several historic sites, including the Gaol, the Ambagswerf, Mayville and Zanddrift. These days the museum, which has maintained its façade from 1844, houses a fine collection of late 18th and early 19th century furniture. The collection of buildings is of great architectural value and the surrounding traditional Cape gardens add a lovely aesthetic.
Opening times: Monday - Friday: 07:45am – 1pm, 1:30pm – 4:15pm.
18 Swellengrebel Street | Swellendam