Cape Town Museums

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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 ...

Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery

Where? Durbanville
A visit to the Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery in Durbanville is well worth the journey to see works of art by established and emerging South African artists. The Rust-en-Vrede building built in the 1840s has ...

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse Museum

Where? L'Agulhas
The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse Museum was opened in 1994 and is the only one of its kind that is found in Africa. The museum is a wonderful historical source of not only the lighthouse but also of the old fish ...

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, ...

Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum

Where? Bredasdorp
The Bredasdorp Museum is primarily a maritime Museum whose primary theme is 'Shipwrecks along the dangerous Southern Cape coast and their influence on the development of the Strandveld'. There have been ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stanford Public Library

Where? Stanford
When last did you enter a public library or borrow a book from one? Visit the Stanford Public Library, if not for the books then to admire the pretty building that dates back to 1925. Located in Longmarket ...

Visit the Wijnland Auto Museum

Where? Joostenberg Vlakte
Wijnland Auto Museum displays South Africa’s largest collection of classic and vintage automobiles. The Museum is also ideally positioned at the ‘gateway’ to the Cape Winelands and is a 'must do' if you ...

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 ...

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 ...

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