Cape Town Heart Museum

Heart Museum Cape Town – Cape Town is famous for many wonderful firsts – but the world’s first heart transplant, under the careful guidance of Professor Christiaan Barnard and his team on 3 December 1967, is undoubtedly right up there when it comes to ground-breaking achievements. Today, this museum honours all who played a vital role in this phenomenal medical milstone.

Heart Museum Cape Town


Good to know You will be taken on a two-hour, fully guided tour with knowledgeable guides, who carefully retell the story of the historic day, and recount the events that lead up to the world’s first heart transplant.
Don’t miss The journals and letters written to Chris Barnard, original artefacts and, above all, experiencing that key operating room firsthand.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 9am5pm
Guided tours (two hours) run daily from 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm (with specially arranged ones at 5pm, too)

key operating room firsthand.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 9am5pm
Guided tours (two hours) run daily from 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm (with specially arranged ones at 5pm, too)

room firsthand.
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 9am5pm
Guided tours (two hours) run daily from 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm (with specially arranged ones at 5pm, too)

Visit Heart Museum Cape Town n
Contact 021 404 1967
Cost R350 (international visitors; includes two-hour guided tour)
R180 (SA visitors; includes two-hour guided tour)
R200 (international students with valid student card)
R90 (SA students with valid student card)
R250 (international pensioners)
R140 (SA pensioners)
Special rates are given to tour groups of 25 or more
Where to find it Groote Schuur Hospital, Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town

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