Cape Town Museums

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

South African Maritime Museum

Where? V&A Waterfront
The Iziko Maritime Centre features an overview of shipping in Cape Town, and the earliest existing model of Table Bay harbour, completed in 1885 by prisoners and warders of Breakwater Prison, forms part of the ...

Laingsburg Flood Museum

Where? Laingsburg
On 25 January 1981, the Karoo changed forever. The little town of Laingsburg was hit by what continues to be one of the most dramatic natural disasters ever to have happened in South Africa, the Laingsburg ...

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 ...

Marie Rawdon Museum

Where? Matjiesfontein
Matjiesfontein is a very small and quirky town and even more so is the Marie Rawdon Museum. Here you can find an obscure collection of Victorian bits and pieces. Housed in the train station, you will be ...

South African Air Force Museum

Where? Milnerton
Any flying enthusiast should visit the South Africa Air Force Museum branch at the Ysterplaat Air Force Base. Responsible for recording the history of aviation in South Africa, Air Force Museum has ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hopefield Museum

Where? Hopefield
Hopefield Museum offer a variety of items on display for the tourist that loves antiques. Next time you are in the West Coast, stop off at the friendly Tourism Office and Museum in Hopefield. You will find a ...

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