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 ...

Het Posthuys

Where? Muizenberg
Muizenberg is a coastal suburb that is popular for its stunning beaches and laid-back ambience, but also for being the address of one of the country’s oldest buildings, Het Posthuys, which translates to The ...

Genadendal Mission Museum

Where? Genadendal
Just outside of Greyton in Genadendal you can find the historical Genadendal Mission Museum. Here you can catch a glimpse of some of the oldest and first musical instruments, books, tools and household ...

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 ...

Rhodes Cottage Museum

Where? Muizenberg
Located on Main Road in Muizenberg is Rhodes Cottage. Cecil John Rhodes purchased the cottage is 1899 and died there in 1902. After being looked over by various trustees the cottage was taken over by the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. No. 71 Wale Street is today ...

Museum of Gems & Jewellery

Where? V&A Waterfront
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town is dedicated to showcasing so many of the things that make South Africa a unique, beautiful and intriguing destination. The Shimansky Diamond Experience, located ...

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 ...

Hopefield Museum

Where? Hopefield
Hopefield Museum offer a variety of items on display for the tourist that loves antiques. Next time you are in the West Coast, stop off at the friendly Tourism Office and Museum in Hopefield. You will find a ...

Castle Military Museum

Where? Cape Town Central
Visit the Castle Military museum in Cape Town and learn about the military and political history of the Cape. The museum is found in the Castle of Good Hope which is has been a national monument since 1936. ...

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

Where? Cape Agulhas
The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse has stood for over 150 years as a maritime chaperone over the notorious 'Cape of Storms', at the most southern tip of Africa. This official meeting point of the Indian Ocean and ...

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