Cape Town Museums

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Fransie Pienaar Museum

Where? Prince Albert
Fransie Pienaar was born in 1897 in Prince Albert and left after school to study music at Sullivan College in Cape Town. After marrying and returning to her home district, she started collecting antiques to ...

Groot Constantia

Where? Constantia
Groot Constantia is the oldest producing wine estate in the country and has played a pivotal role in wine for over three centuries. It was first owned (when it incorporated Klein Constantia and some of ...

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 ...

Koopmans-de Wet House

Where? Cape Town Central
Dating from the early eighteenth century, this museum is furnished as a lived-in house of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It has a superb collection of Cape furniture, Chinese and Japanese ...

Zeitz MOCCA

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 MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Art ...

Heart of Cape Town Museum

Where? Observatory, Cape Town
The steady beat of your own heart will escort you to the Heart of Cape Town Museum where the worlds first ever human heart transplant was performed. Touring the museum where actual global medical history took ...

C.J. Langenhoven Museum

Where? Oudtshoorn
'Kuier' (Afrikaans for visit) at Cornelis Jacobus Langenhoven's private residence and gardens in Oudtshoorn which has become the museum for his life and a tribute to the roots of one of South Africa's official ...

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 ...

Chavonnes Battery Museum

Where? Waterfront
Visit the Chavonnes Battery Museum and step back into Cape Town of 300 years ago. When completed in 1726, there was no Waterfront, no Clock Tower and no Alfred Basin. Watchdog at Cape Town’s front door for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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