Cape Town Museums

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Jetty 1 Museum

Where? V&A Waterfront
Used today as the departure point for visitors leaving for Robben Island, Jetty 1 also has a little museum that used to be a prison. The nondescript white brick building is easily missed by the thousands who ...

Springbok Experience Rugby Museum

Where? V&A Waterfront
The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum is the the place to be for the best rugby experience you could possibly image. See memorabilia, garments worn in world cup games by some of the key players, enjoy the ...

Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum

Where? Lwandle
The Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum is 40 kilometres (30 miles) outside Cape Town. It is a memorial to the system of migrant labour, single sex hostels and the control of black workers through the identity ...

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 ...

Stanford Public Library

Where? Stanford
When last did you enter a public library or borrow a book from one? Visit the Stanford Public Library, if not for the books then to admire the pretty building that dates back to 1925. Located in Longmarket ...

Joubert House

Where? Montagu
Joubert House in the Western Cape region of Montagu was built in 1853. As such, it is the oldest known dwelling in the area. Today, it is a house museum, revealing what life was like generations ago, and ...

Ouma Granny House Museum

Where? Wellington
The Western Cape Winelands are exquisite, and home to many little towns and villages that tell the tale of a country so full of history, heritage, culture and character. Wellington is one such town, and is ...

Clanwilliam Museum

Where? Clanwilliam
Step into Clanwillliam's old jail, built in 1808 and discover more about the history of the area including the inhabitants of the San and the Rooibos tea production. This museum exhibits the 1820 settlers, the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 the Irma Stern Museum

Where? Rosebank, Cape Town
Irma Stern (1894-1966) was a major South African artist who achieved national and international recognition in her lifetime. The Irma Stern Museum is governed by the University of Cape Town and the Trustees of ...

Christian Barnard Museum

Where? Beaufort West
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 ...

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 ...

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