Bo Kaap, Cape Town

About Bo Kaap Museum

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 known as the Bo kaap Museum. Reportedly dating back to the 1760s, the building was converted into the Bo Kaap Museum in 1978, and is furnished as a 19th century Muslim dwelling.

The Bo Kaap Museum documents the history of the ‘Cape Malays’, and the contribution of these skilled craftsmen and scholars to the history of the Cape as a whole. The yellowwood floors and ceilings were restored to reinforce the old Cape Dutch feel, as were the teak window frames, doors and shutters. One of the rooms is furnished as a bridal chamber.

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Where71 Wale Street, Bo Kaap, Cape Town

WhenMonday to Saturday from 10h00 to 17h00
Closed on Sundays, Workers Day, Christmas Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, 1 and 2 January.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)21 481-3939

OvernightThe closest town is Bo Kaap, in Cape Town


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