Iziko South African Museum Cape Town

Iziko South African Museum Cape Town – Founded in 1825, our country’s oldest museum has seen millions of people navigate through its halls.

Take in exhibitions of more than 1.5 million specimens – accumulated over almost 200 years – including ancient fossils and stone tools, rock and meteorite samples, lifelike recreations of our country’s indigenous people, as well as marine and wild animal displays and features.
Don’t miss Whale Well – a unique collection of whale skeletons, including a giant 20.5-metre blue whale skeleton. It’s awesome, in the real sense of the word.
Insider tip Selected Iziko museums are free to enter on commemorative days, like Human Rights Day, Youth Day and Heritage Day. This excludes free entry to Groot Constantia, Castle of Good Hope and the Planetarium.
Good to know Iziko operates 12 national museums:

  • South African Museum
  • Planetarium
  • South African National Gallery
  • Old Town House (Michaelis Collection) (closed for renovations and restorations until further notice)
  • Slave Lodge
  • Groot Constantia Manor House
  • Bo-Kaap Museum
  • Bertram House Museum (closed for renovations and restorations until further notice)
  • Koopman’s-de Wet House
  • Maritime
  • Rust & Vreugd
  • The Castle of Good Hope (see below for more)

Opening times Monday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm
Closed on Workers’ Day and Christmas Day
Contact 021 481 3800, Info@iziko.org.za
Cost R30 (adults)
R15 (children 6-17)
R5 (children 5 and under)
R15 (SA students and pensioners)
SA senior citizens and students enter free on Fridays
Where to find it 25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town

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