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Janine Iron and Washing Museum

Tulbach, Hartenbos, South Africa
+27 83 283 3831
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Really amazing and very educational. A must see when travelling to Hartenbos. I enjoyed this museum... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2017
Rika S
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Delightful!

Immensely interesting. Research done with care and shared with passion. Fascinating. Really a... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2017
Adri D
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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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The museum consists of more then 640 laundry irons, mostly rare and some only existing examples left. Also more then 50 rare washing machines and mangles dated back from the 1800, some are claimed to be of the only remaining in the world. The museum are packed with other rare antique laundry related items. Some non-laundry related items are also included.
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“washing” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Tulbach, Hartenbos, South Africa
CONTACT
+27 83 283 3831
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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

Really amazing and very educational. A must see when travelling to Hartenbos. I enjoyed this museum very much.

Thank Rika S
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Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

Immensely interesting. Research done with care and shared with passion. Fascinating. Really a special place to visit.

Thank Adri D
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

I was so pleased that I had read on TA about the existance of this museum in Hartenbos as we were able to break our journey to Stilbaai to visit it. Top marks to Jan Ellis and his wife for putting together what must be...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Love the people Love the museum Love Laundraland Love the business ethics Love the sheer size of the complex Love sharing our wonderful experience!

Thank Penderis
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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Janine had the vision to display antique items brilliantly! As an avid antiques collector myself, this was well worth the visit! It was not my first, and won't be my last!

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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

We were surprised to find a fantastic collection of all things antique related to doing your washing at the museum. We really enjoyed our walk through the display looking at the variety items on display. If you like museums or need to do something on...More

Thank zoeyza2015
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

My wife and I are tour operators, catering mainly for senior citizens, and are always looking for 'out-of-the-ordinary' places which would interest our clients. Janine Iron and Washing Machine Museum was an absolute 'hit' when we visited the area recently. The huge number of exhibits...More

Thank Clarence H
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

We did not know what to expect of this museum but it surprised us in every way. It is a fantastic collection of items covering centuries. There is an excellent video which is well worth seeing before going round the museum. It was fascinating to...More

Thank manorfarmnf
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Very educational with every effort made to exhibit items with full description. Also made interesting with short video giving more details of items displayd. Extremely rare items you will find nowhere else.

Thank Drikus S
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

This museum, housed on the property of a bona fide laundry business, is an outstanding private collection of much merit. It has been lovingly amassed by genuine collectors who now provide access to their treasures for a nominal fee. I don't think there is anything...More

Thank MOYENI
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