Cape Town Museums

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Fransie Pienaar Museum

Where? Prince Albert
Fransie Pienaar was born in 1897 in Prince Albert and left after school to study music at Sullivan College in Cape Town. After marrying and returning to her home district, she started collecting antiques to ...

Simon's Town Heritage Museum

Where? Simon's Town
A visit to the Heritage Museum in Simon’s Town will give you an understanding of the rich Cape Malay cultural influence and history of the region. From 1743 there was an influx of people of Dutch Batavian ...

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 ...

Latsky Radio Museum

Where? Vanrhynsdorp
Are you a radio head or perhaps looking for a quirky day or to discover some interesting things and peruse museums. If so, you want to make sure you pop in at the Latsky Radio Museum. George Latsky is the ...

Tour of Robben Island

Where? V&A Waterfront
Declared a World Heritage Site a tour of Robben Island takes 3 and a half hours and lasts a lifetime in your mind. The ferry ride approaching Robben Island and returning to V&A Waterfront across Table Bay ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bo Kaap Museum

Where? Bo Kaap
The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage. No. 71 Wale Street is today ...

Hopefield Museum

Where? Hopefield
Hopefield Museum offer a variety of items on display for the tourist that loves antiques. Next time you are in the West Coast, stop off at the friendly Tourism Office and Museum in Hopefield. You will find a ...

View a Crazy Peg Collection

Where? Century City
Mike Burton has an unsual hobby ... collecting pegs. Mike started his collection one day when his wife was given a peg from her grandmother. He has since collected around 180 different types of pegs from ...

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 ...

Beaufort West Museum

Where? Beaufort West
In February 1837, Beaufort West became the first municipality in South Africa with its own Town Hall. Take a drive down Donkin Street and visit the Beaufort west Museum, where you are bound to learn something ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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