Museum offers talks, research facilities…

Displays depicting the history of Fish Hoek.

Fish Hoek Valley Museum has a new road sign replacing the old one which was so faded it was almost impossible to read.

The new sign stands outside 59 Central Circle clearly identifying the museum. There is plenty of parking at the civic centre and everyone is welcome to visit the museum.

Entry is R10 and school groups are welcome at no charge. Talks can be arranged and research facilities are available from the museum’s extensive collection of records, documents and photographs, the majority of which are digitised.

The museum is always in need of more old photographs of the valley and surrounds, and any old documents relative to the area. These can be scanned and returned to you if you do not want to part with them.

The museum is also looking for information relative to the 1820 Settlers as well as information on the Women’s Association, the stalwart women who opened their homes to soldiers on leave in Fish Hoek from their duties during WWII.

Should you know of any stories passed down from grandparents or have a letter from a soldier thanking their hosts, contact the museum curator, Sally Britten, at 076 662 3500 or email curator.