Cape Town Museums

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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 ...

Hugo Naude House

Where? Worcester
The Hugo Naude House is a remarkable house which was built in the twentieth century by Hugo Naude, a famous artist who also used the dwelling as his studio where he would create his masterpieces. He lived and ...

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 ...

Calitzdorp Museum

Where? Calitzdorp
Along the world-renowned route called the R62, deep in the heart of the Klein Karoo, there lies a world of history, heritage, culture, and fine wines and ports. Calitzdorp is a small South African town, but is ...

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 ...

Beck House Museum

Where? Worcester
In Worcester stands the old typical Cape Dutch Style house, built in 1841, which is now a monument and the Beck House museum. Originally the House of important Worcester citizen, Cornelius Beck, this museum ...

Beaufort West Museum

Where? Beaufort West
In February 1837, Beaufort West became the first municipality in South Africa with its own Town Hall. Take a drive down Donkin Street and visit the Beaufort west Museum, where you are bound to learn something ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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