Things To Do in Beaufort WestChristian Barnard Museum
Where? Beaufort West, Karoo, Western Cape
When? Monday to Friday from 08h30 to 12h45 and 13h45 to 16h45.
Saturday from 9h00 to 12h00.
How? Call +27 (0)23 415-2308
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
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 human-to-human heart transplant.
Barnard was born and grew up in the town of Beaufort West. The Museum houses a display of awards presented to him and a replica of the original heart transplant theatre.
You can also visit the house next door in which the Barnard family lived. Professor Barnard's ashes have been interred in the garden.