Fransie Pienaar Museum | Western Cape Government

Fransie Pienaar Museum


The Fransie Pienaar Museum portrays the cultural and natural history of Prince Albert and the district, and holds a large collection of furniture and paintings. Other highlights include a display of the gold mining activities of the late 19th century; a cast of the Bradysaurus fossil footprints found in the area; a Stone Age exhibition which includes a rare, intact Khoekhoe clay pot found on the outskirts of the town; a moving display of the forced removals of the 60’s; and a new exhibition of the life and art of Outa Lappies (Jan Schoeman).

During March every year, witblits is distilled in our antique copper still and sold at the museum. The museum shop also has a wide range of books about the history, ecology and geology of Prince Albert and the surrounding areas as well as cards, postcards and posters.

Fransie Pienaar Museum
Above: Fransie Pienaar Museum facade.
© Photo by: Sandra Farmer
Fransie Pienaar Museum
The main entrance to the museum.
© Photo by Sandra Farmer


Location: Prince Albert, Central Karoo, South Africa
Office Hours:

Museum hours are subject to change without prior notification:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 – 16:00
Saturday: 9:30 – 12:00
Sunday: 10:30 – 11:30

Admission Fee:
Adults: R30
Scholars and Students: R10 (Children must be accompanied by an adult)

Website: Fransie Pienaar museum
Owned / Funded by / Endorsed by:
Facility Category: Museums
Contact Information:
Street Address:

42 Church Street, Prince Albert, 6930

Postal Address:

PO Box 109, Prince Albert, 6930

General Enquiries:
Telephone: 023 541 1172
Contact Notes:

Museum Manager: Lydia Barrella

The content on this page was last updated on 21 September 2022