William Fehr Collection

Cape Town

Housed within the former Governor's Quarters at the Castle of Good Hope is the bulk of the William Fehr Collection, including some fabulous bits of Cape Dutch furniture, such as a table seating 100, and paintings by John Thomas Baines.

Admission is included with your ticket to the Castle of Good Hope.

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