Millwood House

Visit this yellowwood house built in the Knysna forests in 1880s. Now situated in town, it houses exhibitions of local history

Millwood House was originally built in the Millwood mining village in the Knysna forests - site of South Africa’s first modern-era gold mining boon. (It was a very short one!)

The building was dismantled and moved to Knysna after the mines were exhausted. It’s now one of the five buildings that make up the Knysna Museum.  

Find us

  • Millwood House, corner Queen Street & Clyde Street, Knysna
  • Latitude, longitude -34.037275, 23.050865
  • From Knysna Central: drive eastwards on Main Street towards Plettenberg Bay. Turn right into Queen Street at the stone church (St. George’s Anglican Church); you’ll find Millwood House on your left on the corner at the T-junction

Knysna Museum hours

  • Mondays to Fridays: 9.00 a.m. to 4.00pm
  • Saturdays: 9.00 a.m. to 12.00pm

Knysna Museum contact

  • Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6320