Old Harbour Museum | Western Cape Government

Old Harbour Museum


The Old Harbour was proclaimed a museum in 1972. The first Curator Mr Guy Clark had the area cleaned up, neglected since the late 1960, when the last fishermen were removed. Cement and stone work was repaired and old fishing boats collected and repaired for outdoor display. Some of the demolished old fishing shacks from early days were rebuilt along the slopes and an indoor Museum was developed in it. In time more shacks were rebuilt. In 1983 the Trustees bought the historic area above the harbour. On it the rebuilt de Wet's Huis house a photo collection of the old town and a Whale House was built in 1998.


Fransie Pienaar Museum

The Old Harbour Museum in Hermanus


Fransie Pienaar Museum

The Whale House


Fransie Pienaar Museum

The Photo Museum

Location: Hermanus, Overstrand, Overberg, South Africa
Office Hours:

Museum hours are subject to change without prior notification:

Mondays to Saturdays: 09:00 - 16:30
Sundays & Public Holidays: 11:00 - 15:00
Closed: Good Friday and Christmas Day

The Whale Show:
Mondays to Saturdays: 10:00 & 15:00
Sundays and Public Holy days: 15:00
Please do group bookings for the show at 028 3130418

Entrance Fee (including all 3 museums):
Adults R30.00
Children R10.00

Education programmes for school groups available by prior booking.

Website: http://www.old-harbour-museum.co.za/
Owned / Funded by / Endorsed by: (Western Cape Government)
Facility Category: Museums
Contact Information:
Street Address:

Marine Drive / Market Square, Hermanus, 7200

Postal Address:

PO Box 118, Hermanus, 7200

General Enquiries:
Telephone: 028 312 1475
E-mail: Attwellthea.Marthinus@westerncape.gov.za
Contact Notes:

Contact person: Attwellthea Marthinus

The content on this page was last updated on 10 March 2023