Museums / Cultural Tourism

Museums

Museums/Cultural Tourism

South Africa has a rich history and a trip to one of these areas: Bo-Kaap or the Malay Quarter and its Museum, District Six and the District Six Museum, Langa, Gugulethu and Khayelitsha, is a must for anybody that cares about cultural tourism. Here are some of the museums we like:

District Six Museum

This museum is about, and for the people of the former District Six. It displays the effect of the forced removals of the District Six occupants and includes a map of the old district, reconstructions of home interiors, fading photographs, and recordings of this well-known area. Address: 25A Buitenkant Street. Open Monday to Saturday, 09h00 to 16h00.

Slave Lodge & Cultural History Museum

The cultural museum occupies the former Slave Lodge of the VOC, and hosts displays of that period. Address: 49 Adderley Street. Open Monday to Saturday, 09h30 to 16h30.

The South African National Gallery

Set in The Company’s Garden off Government Avenue, this gallery always has some very interesting exhibitions and permanent displays. There is also a shop and café on the premises to be enjoyed.

The Gold of Africa Museum

This museum houses a collection of gold artifacts and ornaments from the continent and in various historic periods. Situated on the corner of Strand and Buitengracht Street and open Monday to Saturday, 10h00 to 17h00.

Koopmans de Wet House

Open on Tuesday to Saturday from 09h30 to 16h30. A very well-preserved house on Strand Street, Koopman de Wt House, depicts life in the 18th century in Cape Town.

Castle of Good Hope

The Castle is the oldest building in Southern Hemisphere- ideal if your interests lie in military history. It has a great exhibition on the Anglo-Boer Wars and currently houses military offices. The William Fehr Collection can also be visited. Open Monday to Saturday, 09h00 to 16h00.
http://www.iziko.org.za/

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