Museums

Old Harbour Museum
The Museum in the Old Harbour contains several exhibits depicting the history of the fishing and whaling industry in the area. Talks by local experts on the inter-tidal zone are held on request and provide fascinating information about the mysteries that abound the shore line. The museum’s staff update the history of Hermanus on an ongoing basis so anyone researching information on historical buildings or old local families, has easy access to it. Funds for the museum are always needed and anyone who wishes to donate will automatically become a friend of the Old Harbour Museum. The telescope next to the war memorial cannons above the Old Harbour was donated to the town by the Rotary Club and a few coins can buy time to watch the whales frolicking in the middle of the bay. Many guided tours and walks start from this spot.

Whale Museum
Daily at 10:00 and 15:00 an audio-visual presentation is given at the Whale Museum,
where one is taken below the surface to a face-to-face encounter with the visiting Southern Right whales.

De Wet’s Photo Museum
This picturesque and historic cottage was once the school house situated near the Dutch Reformed church in Westcliff.
It was dismantled brick by numbered brick and painstakingly re-erected on Lemm’s Corner in 1986.
The sepia coloured photographic exhibition it houses takes one on a journey through time to when Hermanus
was a quaint fishing village.

Hermanus Story Walk
Guided walking tours can be take through the once quaint village where the history of Hermanus
unfolds itself as one discovers the fresh water spring which was named after the shepherd, Hermanus Pieters,
where Hermanus originally got its name, Hermanuspietersfontein, to the Old Harbour, the Burgundy Restaurant
(our only registered national monument) to the old school house and fishermen’s cottages on the
seafront among many other interesting buildings.

Museums

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