Cape Town Museums

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dutch Reformed Church

Where? Hopefield
Visit the impressive Dutch Reformed Church in Hopefield, built in 1879, and home to the 100+ year old Foster & Andrews Organ that is still used during every service today. Only ten of these organs were ...

Montagu Museum

Where? Montagu
The Montagu Museum comprises three elements; namely the Old Mission Church, the KWV Building Complex and Joubert House. Montagu Museum showcases the history and heritage of Montagu and, particularly, its ...

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 ...

Relive History at the C.P. Nel Museum

Where? Oudtshoorn
A sublime sandstone building and it's clock tower ticks on a foundation over a 100 years old. Originally the Oudtshoorn Boys High School the architecture of the C. P. Nel Museum teaches of Victorian times ...

Stellenbosch Village Museum

Where? Stellenbosch
The history of Stellenbosch is portrayed in a novel way at the Stellenbosch Village Museum. Instead of rooms full of photos and remnants of yesteryear, this museum has chosen to represent the architectural ...

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 ...

Visit the SA Jewish Museum

Where? Cape Town Central
The South African Jewish Museum was officially opened by Nelson Mandela in 2000. Standing proud in the 'Museum Mile' in central Cape Town the entrance to the museum is situated in the Old Synagogue which is ...

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 ...

Toy and Miniature Museum

Where? Stellenbosch
The Toy and Miniature Museum in Stellenbosch houses a collection of 1:12 scale miniatures, room boxes, miniature houses, antique dolls, cars, cuddly toys and many others. A highlight of the toy displayed ...

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