Beaufort West Museum Complex

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Beaufort West Museum Complex

Beaufort West Museum Complex
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tobiel2017
Centurion, South Africa194 contributions
Interesting, but small
Oct 2020
Beautiful buildings. Small collection for celebrating a man with such a tremendous legacy for all of humanity.
Written 15 October 2020
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Catriona S
Greenock, UK103 contributions
A very well displayed Museum of the area's unique history and famous son
Jan 2019 • Family
I have to give this place 5 stars - yes it is not the Louvre or the National Museum but it does what it is supposed and teaches you about the area's unique history and most famous son, who changed medicine forever. This is exactly why I travel, I love learning about each place and feel so enriched afterwards. - I brought my family and my children had a great time exploring the exhibits - museum, house and church - dare I say, we all learned a lot and you should be proud of your little town in the middle of the karoo's contribution to the world in politics (that blew me away), indigenous people's, geology and to the world of science and medicine.

I particularly enjoyed the exhibit in the Church regarding the local people view on the racial changes in their community over the past hundred years and found it inspiring at how little differences there were across the racial divides - a very important lesson to all and I was very moved by it.

Keep up the good work

Catriona x
Written 17 January 2019
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1Jack_Spat
New Hampshire106 contributions
Add to a trip, not make one of it.
Dec 2018 • Solo
A good chunk of the museum is devoted to the favorite son, Dr. Barnard. He was born next door and his ashes were strewn there also. Not poorly assembled at all, just a small museum worth a visit if you find yourself in the vicinity.
Written 8 December 2018
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Philip S
Fish Hoek, South Africa11 contributions
Chris Barnard and Beaufort West
Nov 2018 • Couples
Museum complex comprises three museums: Chris Barnard, the surgeon; his parent's home and the mission church where his father ministered. For me the latter with its exhibits depicting the indigenous people's history was most interesting - there is even reference to Rev Isaac Shiva of SS Mendi fame. Then too seeing the almost crude, by today's standards, equipment Dr Barnard used once again brought home the magnitude of his achievement. Worth breaking one's journey through Beaufort West for an hour or two to see.
Written 16 November 2018
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grannymelon
Essex, UK32 contributions
A Gem In Beaufort West
Feb 2018 • Couples
Informative and well presented. Interesting to learn more about Christian Bernard, the heart surgeon. His upbringing, education and lifetime achievements.

One part of the complex has personal recollections and information of the clearance of the area during apartheid. Shocking what man can do to man.

Thankfull for this place to spend a few hours in a rather grim town.
Written 28 February 2018
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pretoriamariev
Pretoria, South Africa65 contributions
facinating heart surgery history
Dec 2017 • Family
Well presented- entrance fee only R15 per person and well worth the time spent here. First heart lung machine is part of exhibition- astounded with the instuments used in first heart transplant. Found Napoleonic exhibits facinating. A must for history enthusiasts.
Written 2 January 2018
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427Shaz
Cape Town, South Africa68 contributions
Interesting
Jun 2017 • Couples
Good displays about the heart transplants performed in cape Town by Prof. Chris Barnard in 1967. He grew up in Beaufort West. Also well shown is the effect that the group Areas Act had on the displacement of people of Colour in the area.
Written 16 July 2017
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Trish C
Knysna, South Africa104 contributions
Everything you wanted to know about Christiaan Barnard.
Jun 2017 • Couples
Very interesting exhibition in the old town hall, plus the next door buildings. The town is very proud of their famous son, quite rightly so.
Written 24 June 2017
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dringdilara
Bussum, The Netherlands214 contributions
Memorial for Christiaan Barnard
May 2017
Who is interested in the origin of the boy that would change medical history is very welcome here. Barnard wanted to rest in this ground, as well. The humble house of a country preacher may impress the visitor. Other aspects of the museum complex regard, of course, the racial discrimination in the Apartheid era (see the Church that is part of the exhibitions).
Written 17 May 2017
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kayleighcdc
Cape Town, South Africa164 contributions
Chris Barnard is Beaufort Wests' claim to fame
May 2017 • Couples
Reasonably maintained, but not a place that one really cannot miss. The area surrounding the complex is sadly negected
Written 14 May 2017
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