Cape Town Museums

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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 ...

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 ...

Groot Constantia

Where? Constantia
Groot Constantia is the oldest producing wine estate in the country and has played a pivotal role in wine for over three centuries. It was first owned (when it incorporated Klein Constantia and some of ...

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 ...

Josephine Mill

Where? Newlands
Newlands in Cape Town is home to the Josephine Mill which was built in 1940. Its machinery ceased operation in 1963 and it was decided to renovate and reconstruct the mill to get it operating again, which was ...

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 ...

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 ...

Visit the 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. The Bo-Kaap itself is well ...

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 ...

Laingsburg Flood Museum

Where? Laingsburg
On 25 January 1981, the Karoo changed forever. The little town of Laingsburg was hit by what continues to be one of the most dramatic natural disasters ever to have happened in South Africa, the Laingsburg ...

South African Air Force Museum

Where? Milnerton
Any flying enthusiast should visit the South Africa Air Force Museum branch at the Ysterplaat Air Force Base. Responsible for recording the history of aviation in South Africa, Air Force Museum has ...

The Franschhoek Motor Museum

Where? Franschhoek
The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and ...

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 ...

Marie Rawdon Museum

Where? Matjiesfontein
Matjiesfontein is a very small and quirky town and even more so is the Marie Rawdon Museum. Here you can find an obscure collection of Victorian bits and pieces. Housed in the train station, you will be ...

Rupert Museum

Where? Stellenbosch
The Rupert Museum showcases the unique private art collection of Anton and Huberte Rupert. Located in the historical town of Stellenbosch, the art museum is set amongst picturesque vineyards and oak trees on ...

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