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MUSEUMS

Original List at CapeCountryInfo | List of Cape Town Museums | Alphabetical Listing of Orangisations (A-Z)
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Cape Education Museum

'CENTRE FOR CONSERVATION EDUCATION' 021-762-1622 E-mail Wynberg Dept of Education

District Six Museum

The District Six Museum has as its main commitment, the ex-residents of the District

Fish Hoek Valley Museum

Tues-Sat 9:30 to 12:30. The Fish Hoek Valley Museum houses old photographs of the area including stone age implements from the area, and Peers Cave in particular. Address: Peers Cave

Joan St Leger Lindbergh Arts Foundation

Muizenberg Africana Art Collection 021-788-2795

Muizenberg Toy Museum

Collection of toys dating back to turn of century 021-788-1569. Our museum contains a unique collection of early steam trains, pedal cars, rocking horses, dolls, clockwork toy's, dinky cars etc. Dating from 1890-1970

Natale Labia Museum

Muizenberg 021-788-4106 Open Tues to Sun 10h00 - 17h00. Admission free. Satellite of the SA National Art Gallery. Exhibitions of art in this exquisite 1930´s Italian home overlooking Muizenberg beach.

Phillipi German Museum

Wynberg Peninsula Tourism 021-786-5798

PGWC Affilliated Museums

Provincial Government Western Cape | Environmental & Cultural Affairs and Sport | Cultural Affairs | Museum Service

Russian Art & Culture Museum

Hazendal Wine Estate Bottlary Rd Tel: 021-903-5112 Russian paintings, icons, decorative art, Faberge eggs. Tues-Sun

SA Police Museum

Muizenberg 021-788-7035

Simon's Town Museum

021-786-3046

University Museum Stellenbosch

021-803-3693 Houses Sasol Art Museum and University Art Gallery - young emerging artists Website

Warrior Toy Museum

Simon's Town Toy cars, trains, dolls, lead soldiers 021-786-1395

Robben Island Museum

Robben Island's most famous prisoner, Nelson Mandela, was not the island's first: First established as a place of banishment in the 17th century and is now a World Heritage Site. The prison is now a museum and you can see the tiny cell which Mandela called home for 27 years. Tours leave from the jetty at 09h00, 11h45 and 13h15 and last 3 hours.

Maritime Museum - Waterfront

Collection of model ships and fascinating artifacts as well as a floating exhibit the S.A.S. Somerset. 7 Days a week, 10:00 to 17:00 except Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Bo-Kaap Museum

71 Wale Street 021-424-3846. Built in the 18th century portrays the lifestyle of a typical Malay family. An exhibition of carts and coaches can be seen in the courtyard. Closed Monday, Sunday, Christmas and Good Friday. Admission charged.

Cape Town Holocaust Centre

First floor Albow Centre 88 Hatfield Str First and only Holocaust Ctr in Africa. Sun-Thur 10:00 - 17:00. Fri 10:00 - 13:00. Closed on Sat and all Jewish Holidays.

Rust en Vreugd Gallery

78 Buitenkant St Cape Town 021-465-3628. Works of Art on Paper, the William Fehr Collection, is housed here. A home built in 1777 for Willem Cornelis Boers, a high-ranking official of the Dutch East India Co and converted into a Gallery in the early 1960's. Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-4pm Closed Suns, Good Friday, Christmas, New Year.

South African Cultural History Museum

49 Adderley Str Tel: 021-461-4280. Constructed in 1679 as a lodge for 600 slaves of Dutch East India Co, this magnificent building housed the Supreme Court from 1810 to 1967. Exhibits detail development of civilization from early Egyptian, Greek and Roman times to 20th century as well as early postal stones, the history of currency and postage in South Africa, toys from many countries and the reconstructed tombstone of Jan van Riebeeck. Open Mon - Sat: 09:30 - 16:25. Closed Sunday, Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Rugby Museum

Boundary Road, Newlands Tel: 021-686-4532. Largest rugby museum in the world houses a valuable collection of mementos dating back to 1891. Open Mon - Fri 09h30-16h00. Admission charged.

South African Air Force Museum

Ysterplaat Airforce Base, Piet Grobler Street, Brooklyn 021-508-6377. Exhibitions of two World Wars and an interesting varied collection covers full period of SAAF's existence. SAAF is the world's second oldest Air Force which began operating in 1920. Open Mon - Fri 07h30 - 16h30, Sat & Sun 08h30-12h00 & 14h00 -16h00. Closed on religious holidays. Ysterplaat to close - Air Force Museum stays. move into much larger premises on the actual, airfield at Ysterplaat. Helpline 021-557-9563 Voice Message

SA Fisheries Museum

West Quay Road, The Waterfront, Table Bay Harbour. 021-418-2312 contains a collection of historical objects and documents, "Emmy", a do-it-yourself computerised marine encyclopaedia, thematic exhibitions audio-visual presentations, models of fishing boats in action and fishing gear. Open Tues - Sun 10h00 -16h00. Admission charged.

Jewish Museum

84 Hatfield Street, Gardens, City Centre. 021-425-1546. Housed in South Africa's oldest synagogue - built in 1863 - the museum features ceremonial items and other artifacts depicting the history of Jews in the region. Open Dec-Feb on Tues and Thurs 11:00 -17:00; Wed: 09:30 - 12:30; Sun: 10:00 - 12:30. Open March-Nov 14:00 - 17:00. Closed all Jewish holidays.

Bertram House Bo-Kaap Museum

Cnr Orange & Government Avenue City 021-424-9381. Bertram House, a late Georgian red-brick building, part of the South African Cultural History Museum. House is a well-preserved example of luxurious Cape home of early 1800s. Filled with period furniture, silver, porcelain, glass, oriental rugs and paintings, inclusing the Anne Lidderdale Collection. A quaint coffee shop and a herb garden on the premises. Open Tues - Sat 09:30 -16:30. Closed Sunday, Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Irma Stern Museum

Cecil Rd, Rosebank. 021-685-5686. Collection of works, antique furniture, art treasures from 600 BC and Congolese artefacts. Tues - Sat 10h00 - 17h00 Closed on Monday and Sunday, Christmas Day, New Year, Good Friday, 26 December. Admission charged.

Koopman's de Wet House

35 Strand Street, City Centre. 021-424-2473. Built in 1701, the house is an example of a typical Cape townhouse. Filled with exhibits, including fine period furniture and rare VOC crockery, portraying the lifestyle of a successful Cape Town businessman of the late 18th century. Tues - Sat 09h30 - 16h30. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. Admission charged.

S A Museum

Queen Victoria Street, City Centre The South African Museum houses permanent display of natural history and archaeology, from man's early stages of development in Africa through the Stone Age and up to the early years of white settlement in the Cape. The museum is famous for its displays of southern Africa's ethnic groups, including life-sized casts of Bushmen (San), Khoikhoi and other peoples. The Whale Well has displays relating to the ocean, audio-visual shows are presented at the Planetarium. The complex also houses a printing museum. Open daily: 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. Admission charged. Free entry Wednesday Bar

MUSEUMS

'AFRICAN HERITAGE' 021-421-6610 Victoria & Alfred Wharf Dock Road Waterfront

'AMATHOLE' 043-642-4506 corner Alexander & Albert Roads King William's Town

'ATHENAEUM TRUST THE' 021-671-5267  154 Camp Ground Road Newlands

'BERTRAM HOUSE' 021-424-9381 Government Avenue (Mill Street End)

'CAPE CULTURE & HERITAGE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL' 021-593-7742  42 4th Avenue Kensington

'CAPE MEDICAL MUSEUM' 021-418-5663 City Hospital Portswood Road Green Point

'CAPE TOWN HERITAGE TRUST' 021-424-9591 Box16092 Vlaeberg

CAPE TOWN HOLOCAUST CENTRE

'CAPE TREE RESTORATIONS CC' 021-794-3223 | 082-491-1647
	Preserving Your Heritage

CATHOLIC REPOSITORY Salesian Institute 2 Somerset Road
	Religious Articles/Books
CLAY MUSEUM at Rust-en-Vrede Durbanville
	Oude Meester collection & works by S.A. ceramicists
'DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM FOUNDATION' 021-461-8745 25a Buitenkant Street Box10178 Caledon Square
	'Curator' 021-465-8009
	'Sound Archives' 021-424-9552
DROSTDY MUSEUM,/u> Swellendam E-mail

'FACTS FOUND' 021-715-9156 Box193 Diep River
	Historical Research Service
'FEHR WILLIAM COLLECTION' 021-469-1160 The Castle Castle Street Box1

FISH HOEK VALLEY MUSEUM

'GOLD OF AFRICA MUSEUM THE' 021-421-0426  96 Strand Street
	Open 10am - 5pm Mon - Sat
GOODWOOD MUSEUM
	Aims to bring every-day life of the past to life
'GROOT CONSTANTIA MUSEUM COMPLEX' 021-794-5067 Manor House Constantia

'HERITAGE COLLECTION (PTY) LTD THE' 021-670-2600  10 Mill Street Newlands
	'S A HISTORICAL MINT (PTY) LTD'
	'Customer Services' 021-670-2722
'HERITAGE RESEARCH CENTRE' 021-418-1741  301 Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
	Family Histories
'HISTORICAL SOC OF CAPE TOWN' see below
	see 'JOSEPHINE MILL' 021-686-4939 Boundary Road Box157 Rondebosch
			Live Museum/Conference centre 10am - 4pm Adult R5,00 Kids R3,00
'HOUT BAY MUSEUM' 021-790-3270 Andrews Road Hout Bay

'I R G INFORMATION & RESEARCH GROUP' 021-440-9800 Satbel Centre De Smidt Road
	Green Point Information & Research
'INDEPENDENT ECONOMIC RESEARCHERS CC' 021-423-0633 Buitenkloof Centre Kloof Street Gardens

'IRMA STERN MUSEUM' 021-685-5686 Cecil Road Rosebank

'IZIKO MUSEUMS OF CAPE TOWN' see Museums in Yellow Pages?

KLEINPLASIE Worcester
	Open-air Museum E-mail

Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum Lwandle

'KOOPMANS DE WET HOUSE' 021-424-2473 Strand Street

MARIE RAWDON MUSEUM Matjiesfontein

'MICHAELIS COLLECTION' 021-424-6367 Old Town House Greenmarket Square
	Dutch Old Masters
MUSEUMS Provincial Administration Western Cape

MUSEUMS Tygerberg Administration

MUSEUMS Western Cape Museums list

MAYIBUE CENTRE at UWC Bellville
	Material relating to the anti-apartheid struggle
'NATALE LABIA MUSEUM' 021-788-4106  192 Main Road Muizenberg
OBSERVATORY MUSEUM
Grahamstown E-mail

'OLD SLAVE LODGE' 021-461-8280 Adderley Street

OUDE KERK VOLKSMUSEUM 023-230-1041 Tulbagh

PAROW MUSEUM

'PHOTO ACCESS (PTY) LTD' 021-531-4341 D5 Pinelands Business Park Avonduur Road Pinelands

'RHODES COTTAGE MUSEUM' 021-788-1816 Curator Main Road St James

'RHODES MEMORIAL RESTAURANT' 021-689-9151 & Tea Garden Groote Schuur Estate Rondebosch

'ROBBEN ISLAND MUSEUM' 021-409-5100 Robben Island | E-mail Bookings 021-419-1300
	'Councillors' 021-465-2095  8 Spin Street
'ROBBENEILAND ISLAND EMBARCATION MUSEUM' 021-419-1058  1 Jetty Street

'RUST-EN-VREUGD' 021-465-3628  78 Buitenkant Street Capetown

'S A A F MUSEUM YSTERPLAAT' 021-508-6576 Air Base Ysterplaat E-mail

'S A CULTURAL HISTORY MUSEUM' 021-461-8280 Mutuasl Building Church Square Box645
	'Museum School' 021-461-7124
'S A FISHERIES MUSEUM' 021-790-7268 Hout Bay Harbour Box4239 Capetown
	Information Centre Museum
'S A MARITIME MUSEUM' 021-419-2506  17 West Quay Table Bay Harbour

'S A MUSEUM' 021-424-3330 Queen Victoria Street Box61
		'Planetarium' 021-424-3330
		'S A ARCHAELOGICAL SOC' Box15700 Vlaeberg
'S A POLISIE KULTUUR HISTORIESE MUSEUM' 021-788-8754 Admin Hoofweg 184 Muizemberg

'S A PRINT COLLECTION THE' 021-419-0717 Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

'S A SENDINGGESTIG MUSEUM' 021-423-6755  Langstraat 40 Kaapstad
	Sendinggeskiedenis Misson History
SOUTH AFRICAN JEWISH MUSEUM

'S A NAVAL MUSEUM' 021-787-4635 The Mast House West Dockyard Simonstown Adults R5,00 Kids R2,00
	Just Nuisance 'stocks' Original Slave Quarters
	'S A S SOMERSET' MUSEUM SHIP 021-425-3152 Table Bay Harbour
SA MUSEUMS ONLINE

'SIMON'S TOWN MUSEUM' 021-786-3046 Court Road Simon's Town

'SOUTH AFRICAN HERITAGE RESOURCES AGENCY' National Monuments
	'Head Office' 021-462-4502  111 Harrington Street Box4637 Capetown
	'Western Cape Regional Office' 021-462-4502  111 Harrington Street Box4637
'SOUTHERN AFRICAN LITERATURE SOC' 021-447-8901  350 Victoria Road Woodstock

'SPIER VINTAGE TRAIN CO' Monument Station Old Marine Drive

TRANSPORT MUSEUM Matjiesfontein

WATERWORKS MUSEUM Table Mountain

"... the waterworks museum that has an interesting display of original equipment, hand tools, instruments and photographs and includes the original well-preserved steam locomotive used to haul equipment from the old cableway at Kasteelpoort..."
Tabletalk April 4 2002

'TOY MUSEUM & COLLECTORS SHOP' 021-788-1569  8 Beach Road Muizenberg

'WARRIOR TOY MUSEUM' 021-786-1395 Saint Georges Street Simonstown

WHEAT INDUSTRY MUSEUM 022-433-2607  20 Railway Road Moorreesburg

'WILLIAM FEHR COLLECTION' 021-469-1160 Castle Castle Street Box1

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