Cape Town Museums

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Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum

Where? Bredasdorp
The Bredasdorp Museum is primarily a maritime Museum whose primary theme is 'Shipwrecks along the dangerous Southern Cape coast and their influence on the development of the Strandveld'. There have been ...

Castle Military Museum

Where? Cape Town Central
Visit the Castle Military museum in Cape Town and learn about the military and political history of the Cape. The museum is found in the Castle of Good Hope which is has been a national monument since 1936. ...

Darling Museum

Where? Darling
The museum was founded in 1978 by the Darling Women’s Agricultural Association as a Butter Museum and one section of the museum now houses a collection of artefacts illustrating the beginnings of the butter ...

South African Naval Museum

Where? Simons Town
Come and enjoy the maritime magnificence at the South African Naval Museum in Simons Town. Take a tour of the floating museum, enjoy the experience of a lifetime and discover how submariners live and work in ...

Calitzdorp Museum

Where? Calitzdorp
Along the world-renowned route called the R62, deep in the heart of the Klein Karoo, there lies a world of history, heritage, culture, and fine wines and ports. Calitzdorp is a small South African town, but is ...

Museum of Gems & Jewellery

Where? V&A Waterfront
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town is dedicated to showcasing so many of the things that make South Africa a unique, beautiful and intriguing destination. The Shimansky Diamond Experience, located ...

Blindiana Museum

Where? Worcester
The “Instituut vir Doofstommen en Blinden” learners was founded in 1881 due to the needs of a deaf boy, identified by a Dutch reformed minister, Rev C. Rabie. Admission of more deaf, blind and deafblind ...

Caledon Museum

Where? Caledon
The Caledon Museum is split into two buildings depicting very different parts of local history. The Victorian House houses an abundance of artifacts that reflect the true spirit and legacy of the ...

Wellington Museum

Where? Wellington
The Cape Winelands are not only filled to the brim with wonderful wine estates (see Wellington Wine Estates), but they also offer a bit of history for those who aren’t all the interested in the wine or would ...

Worcester Museum

Where? Worcester
The Worcester Museum is one of cultural history with a strong agricultural focus. The Breede River area has a rich history and this is reflected in the museum collections of Cape colonial history of wagons, ...

Ceres Togryers Museum

Where? Ceres
The Ceres Togryers Museum or Transport Riders Museum represents the cultural and historical heritage of Ceres. On display are a number of items including documents, cultural objects, natural objects, research ...

Tour the Castle of Good Hope

Where? Cape Town Central
The Cape of Good Hope, South Africa's version of America's Pentagon, is a five point, star shaped fortress, and South Africa's oldest building built between 1666 and 1679. A surviving Colonial building it was ...

Christian Barnard Museum

Where? Beaufort West
Visit The Christian Barnard Museum in Beaufort West. Christiaan Neethling Barnard (November 8, 1922 - September 2, 2001) was a South African cardiac surgeon, famous for performing the world's first successful ...

Visit the SA Jewish Museum

Where? Cape Town Central
The South African Jewish Museum was officially opened by Nelson Mandela in 2000. Standing proud in the 'Museum Mile' in central Cape Town the entrance to the museum is situated in the Old Synagogue which is ...

Koopmans-de Wet House

Where? Cape Town Central
Dating from the early eighteenth century, this museum is furnished as a lived-in house of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It has a superb collection of Cape furniture, Chinese and Japanese ...

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