Cape Town Museums

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Josephine Mill

Where? Newlands
Newlands in Cape Town is home to the Josephine Mill which was built in 1940. Its machinery ceased operation in 1963 and it was decided to renovate and reconstruct the mill to get it operating again, which was ...

Oude Kerk Volksmuseum

Where? Tulbagh
The Oude Kerk Volksmuseum in Tulbagh is home to three buildings on the historic Church Street. After an earthquake in 1969 it was decided that more importance needed to be placed on the architectural heritage ...

18 Gangster Museum

Where? Khayelitsha
The multifaceted appeal of South Africa is part of its incredible allure. But, the Rainbow Nation has seen its fair share of cultural and economic challenges and has, as a result, had some issues with ...

Tour the Castle of Good Hope

Where? Cape Town Central
The Cape of Good Hope, South Africa's version of America's Pentagon, is a five point, star shaped fortress, and South Africa's oldest building built between 1666 and 1679. A surviving Colonial building it was ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

V&A Waterfront Historical Guided Walking Tours

Where? V&A Waterfront
The guided historical walks at the V&A Waterfront, offers us the opportunity to see into the lives of seafarers, sailors and adventurers from a bygone era. Relive the frenzy of the shouts of the sailors ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 District Six Museum

Where? District Six
District Six was so named as it was literally the Sixth District of the Western Cape in 1867. District Six was so loved as a community of colourful characters. A friendly mix of artisans, freed slaves, ...

Ceres Transport Riders Museum

Where? Ceres
The Ceres Togryers Museum or Transport Riders Museum represents the cultural and historical heritage of Ceres. On display are a number of items including documents, cultural objects, natural objects, research ...

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