Le Roux Town House Museum – 1909 (146 High Street)

The Le Roux Townhouse which now forms part of the CP Nel Museum, was built in 1909 when Oudtshoorn was in the midst of the second Ostrich Feather Boom(1900 – 1914). It was designed as a town house by Charles Bullock, well-known architect of “feather palaces” in Oudtshoorn for the Le Roux family of the […]

18 MAY 2022: INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

Happy International Museum Day! 18 May 2022 May is a Museum Month and is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Museums to their communities and to kick-off 2022’s summer tourism season! Museums are a vital asset to hyperlocal tourism. As visitors are once again welcomed through our doors, Museums can emphasize all the ways […]

PROPOSED MUSEUM NAME CHANGE AND THE THEME

Public Notice: Initiative to look at the Museum name change and the theme The CP Nel Museum Board of trustees has supported the initiative and proposed to the Department the process to look at the Museum name change and the Museum Theme. This was based on that, The CP Nel Museum is currently undergoing an […]

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY 2022

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM MONTH Importance of the Museums Museums play a crucial role in preserving local culture. With careful documentation and artifact preservation, a culture can be recorded and remembered regardless of its future. It can also be shared and understood by those from different cultural backgrounds. Here are a few of the reasons museums are […]