The Taalmuseum is situated in the heart of Paarl, in the former house of Gideon Malherbe, one of the founders of the Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners (GRA) (Association of True Afrikaners). The museum’s exhibitions inform you about the history and diversity of Afrikaans. Come and view the GRA’s printing press, test your knowledge of idioms and buy a souvenir in our museum shop. Guided tours need to be pre-booked.
The Taalmonument is situated on Paarl Mountain. Come visit us to discover more about the history of Afrikaans! Did you know that the roots of Afrikaans can be traced back to three continents, namely Europe, Asia and Africa? The architect, Jan van Wijk, designed the Taalmonument to give recognition to these diverse origins of the language. Click here for a virtual tour of the Taalmonument