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Beaufort West Museum

Beaufort West Museum
Beaufort West Museum

 

ACTIVITIES IN BEAUFORT WEST

Beaufort West as a popular tourist destination has many exciting activity options for visitors to this beautiful town.

Activities range from thrilling to the more sedate depending on what you seek.

When in doubt always contact the local tourism office who will be more than happy to help with recommendations to suit your needs.

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Beaufort West Museum

Beaufort West became the first municipality in South Africa in February, 1837 and had the first town hall in the country. Today this forms part of the museum and houses a magnificent display of awards presented to surgeon Professor Chris Barnard who performed the world’s first heart transplant in 1967.

The little yellow church is the Dutch Reformed Mission Church which was built in 1871. This is the church in which the Reverend Adam Barnard, father of Professor Chris Barnard, world heart transplant pioneer, preached. Today it houses a collection of historical outfits, the town's cultural and church histories, many pictures of the town and an arms and ammunition collection. You can also visit the house next door in which the Barnard family lived. Professor Barnard's ashes have been interred in the garden.

Opening hours:  Monday to Friday 8:30-12:45 and 13:45-16:45Saturday: 9:00-12:00

Entry:  R 15 (adults) / R 8 (children)