Die Afrikaanse Taalmuseum, situated in the historic centre of Paarl, explores the origins of the Afrikaans language. Afrikaans' roots can be traced back to three continents; Africa, Asia and Europe and its development was influenced by Dutch, Malay, Malay-Portuguese, Arabic, French, German, English and the indigenous Khoi and African languages. The museum's focus is on experience – its interactive, multimedia exhibitions give the visitor a hands-on experience of Afrikaans, its history, its dialects, its people and its peculiarities. This museum, although very small in comparison to most other museums, is regarded as one of the leading institutions in South Africa in the field of displaying intangible heritage. Guided tours are available on request. In Oom Gideon se Winkel visitors can buy books, CD's, T-shirts with Afrikaans poems, and craft and delicacies from years gone by. Admission: Adults: R15-00 Students: R10-00 Children: R5-00 Pre-booked School Groups R2-00 per Learner Opening times: Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 16:00 Vir inligting in Afrikaans besoek ons webtuiste.