Cape Town Museums

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Relive History at the C.P. Nel Museum

Where? Oudtshoorn
A sublime sandstone building and it's clock tower ticks on a foundation over a 100 years old. Originally the Oudtshoorn Boys High School the architecture of the C. P. Nel Museum teaches of Victorian times ...

De Wet's Huis Photo Museum

Where? Hermanus
To be whisked into yesteryear, visitors to the Western Cape are invited to explore the old-world charm of the De Wet's Huis Photo Museum. This museum is situated in the coastal town of Hermanus, just an hour’s ...

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse Museum

Where? L'Agulhas
The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse Museum was opened in 1994 and is the only one of its kind that is found in Africa. The museum is a wonderful historical source of not only the lighthouse but also of the old fish ...

Heart of Cape Town Museum

Where? Observatory, Cape Town
The steady beat of your own heart will escort you to the Heart of Cape Town Museum where the worlds first ever human heart transplant was performed. Touring the museum where actual global medical history took ...

Piketberg Cultural History Museum

Where? Piketberg
Piketberg is a small town perched amongst wheat farms and fruit orchards, beneath the watchful eye of the Piketberg Mountains. It is in this atmosphere of history and charm that the Piketberg Museum was ...

Citrusdal Museum

Where? Citrusdal
The Citrusdal Museum is housed in a former old stone church. Here you will discover more about the first colonists and San inhabitants in the area. The fascinating tools and utensils used by the Khoisan are ...

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 ...

Air Force Museum

Where? Melkbosstrand
The South African Air Force Museum is a must see. Let your imagination run wild and experience what it may have been like to fly with the aviators of the past in an impressive range of planes and helicopters ...

Lwandle Township Walking Tour

Where? Lwandle
Join our township walk. Starting from the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum, the guided walk includes meeting the residents, visiting the Hector Peterson Library, Hostel 33, the Betheli Creche, the Town Square, ...

Visit Iziko Museum at Groot Constantia

Where? Constantia
Groot Constantia is a national monument and is the oldest and first farm to produce wine in the Cape. The estate is the benchmark by which the heritage of the Cape is measured in terms of its history, estate ...

Traut's Tie Collection

Where? Vanrhynsdorp
A man named Cecil Traut was a rather peculiar character who spent his last 60 years behind a bar, pulling pints for the locals and passers through. During his time he collected over 2400 ties, each one given ...

Museum Cafe & Gallery

Where? Bonnievale
Bonnievale has the 'Littlest Museum' in South Africa, originally an initiative of Oom Daantjie le Roux. The collection started many years ago on the farms Kapteinsdrift and Angora Stud where Oom Daantjie grew ...

CP Nel Museum

Where? Oudtshoorn
The CP Nel Museum, famed for being one of the best small town museums in South Africa, is housed in the former Oudtshoorn Boys™ High School. This sandstone building with its prominent clock-tower was designed ...

The Barnard Gallery

Where? Newlands
The Barnard Gallery was established in 2010 by owner and director, Christiaan Barnard. Located within the upmarket, tree-lined suburb of Newlands, the surrounds perfectly suit its stylish and contemporary ...

Visit the District Six Museum

Where? District Six
District Six was so named as it was literally the Sixth District of the Western Cape in 1867. District Six was so loved as a community of colourful characters. A friendly mix of artisans, freed slaves, ...

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