The Residency

Simon's Town Historical Society

The Residency

Cape Town, Simon's Town, Western Cape 7995, South Africa

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


The Residency which houses the Simon's Town Museum was originally built in 1777 as a winter residence for the Governor of the Dutch East India Company at the Cape. It was later used as a Customs House, Hospital, Police Station, Post Office and finally as the Magistrate's Court and residence until 1979.
After the construction of the new Magistrates Court the building was left unoccupied and was ceded to the Simon's Town Museum in 1983. Extensive renovations were undertaken and the building remains the home of the Museum to this day.


This point of interest is part of the tour: Simon's Town Historical Society


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