in the Breede River Valley has a rich history covering a time when
the region was inhabited by indigenous hunter gathers and
pastoralists followed by trekker farmers and later the introduction
of commerce and industrial change.
its situation in the Breede River Valley the Worcester Museum is a
cultural history museum with a strong focus on agriculture. The
collections emphasise the Cape colonial history with agricultural
implements, wagons, furniture, glass, ceramics, textiles and metal.
The grounds have been developed with structures forming a traditional Cape farm yard. Live demonstrations depict activities of a bygone era such as the baking of bread in an outdoor brick oven and the forging of metal by a blacksmith.
museum has a well developed educational function offering an annual
The museum is consistently working at establishing and maintaining networks across the community. One of the museum objectives is promoting social harmony and dialogue. Consultative workshops are being held in the Worcester community to gauge the support for new museum interpretations of the development of Worcester and its people.
The community rich in its diversity will hopefully find a common platform at the museum to show case itself.
The museum is situated on the R60 1 km outside Worcester, on the road to Robertson