Huguenot Memorial Museum portrays the history of the French Huguenots who came to South Africa at the end of the seventeenth century. This is depicted in the museum. Displays are housed in the main building, and continue in the annex. The museum also has a shop, and is adjacent to the Huguenot Monument.
Built in 1967, the main building was originally a building called Saasveld House situated in Kloof Street, Cape Town. Saasveld House was the home of Dutch East India Company employee William Ferdinand van Reede van Oudtshoorn, the son of Baron Pieter van Reede van Oudtshoorn, built on land granted to his father in the 1740s. The architect of Saasveld House was Louis Michel Thibault. It was demolished and rebuilt brick by brick in Franschhoek. The main building features original items from this building, e.g. door frame, slates from Robben Island, the gates to the premises. All were brought to Franschhoek by the Huguenot Society.