Cape Town South Africa

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Cape Town Accommodation, Tours & Travel

Museums

There are a number of museums in and around Cape Town, we recommend these ones.

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South African Museum

The museum, located adjacent to the Company Gardens was founded by Lord Charles Somerset in 1825. The museum displays include San rock art, a whale skeleton and life size dinosaurs which are sure to keep kids entertained on a wet or windy day, [021 424 3330].

Website: www.museums.org.za

Rust En Vreugd

An 18th century house which contains a collection of Africana including oil paintings, ceramics, glass and metalware. The museum contains a collection of some of the finest watercolours of celebrated artist William Fehr, [021 465 3628].

District Six Museum

A look at the colourful (and sometimes painful) history of South Africa. The museum is dedicated to District Six, a settlement that was destroyed by the South African government during the 1960's,[021 461 4745.

Website: www.districtsix.co.za

South African Jewish Museum

The museum documents the history of the South African Jewish community over the last 150 years. Adjoining the museum is the Holocaust Centre, where the history of the persecution of Jews in Europe under Hitler's Nazi party is documented, [021 445 1546].

Website: www.sajewishmuseum.co.za


South African Museum

South African Museum


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