Cape Town Museums

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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 ...

Just Nuisance

Where? Simons Town
Just Nuisance was a likable resident in Simons Town and a statue of him stands in Jubilee square in his memory. After birth he was sold to a man who ran the United Services Institute in Simons Town. Most of ...

Afrikaner Museum

Where? Worcester
The Afrikaner Museum is housed in an old yet attractive cottage housing an impressive collection dating back to the mid nineteenth century. Here you can see imitations of surgeries performed in that time as ...

Visit the Slave Lodge in Cape Town

Where? Cape Town Central
The Slave Lodge attempts to confront the legacy of slavery in South Africa and pay homage to the estimated 63,000 African and Asian slaves who were brought to the city between the mid-17th century and the ...

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Where? V&A Waterfront
What was once the tightly-packed grain silos that stored massive quantities of maize has been transformed into an architectural and artistic wonder in the form of The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa ...

Worcester Museum

Where? Worcester
The Worcester Museum is one of cultural history with a strong agricultural focus. The Breede River area has a rich history and this is reflected in the museum collections of Cape colonial history of wagons, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Darling Museum

Where? Darling
The museum was founded in 1978 by the Darling Women’s Agricultural Association as a Butter Museum and one section of the museum now houses a collection of artefacts illustrating the beginnings of the butter ...

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 ...

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 ...

Elgin Apple Museum

Where? Grabouw
One of only two apple museums in the world, the Elgin Apple Museum depicts the history of the apple and fruit industry in South Africa. Situated on the banks of the Palmiet River, the museum is housed in the ...

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 ...

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