Koopmans de Wet House

Koopmans de Wet House, Cape Town Museums, Cape Town

© Iziko Museums (Photo Pam Warne)

Koopmans de Wet House is the oldest house museum in the country.

This house museum was originally built as the home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th century and houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country.

Koopmans de Wet House, Cape Town Museums, Cape Town

© Iziko Museums (Photo Carina Beyer)

Koopmans de Wet House, Cape Town Museums, Cape Town

© Iziko Museums (Photo Carina Beyer)

In addition to that, is a priceless collection of ceramics.

The house opened its doors as a museum in 1914, after the deaths of its last private owners, Marie Koopmans-De Wet and her sister Margaritha.

Marie, after whom the Museum is named, was well known during the South African War for her help to the orphans and widows of the Boer republics.

Koopmans de Wet House, Cape Town Museums, Cape Town

© Iziko Museums (Photo Carina Beyer)


Useful Information

Hours:
Open Tuesday to Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Closed Friday to Monday and public holidays

Website:
www.iziko.org.za/museums/koopmans-de-wet-house

Telephone:
021 481 3935

Location:
35 Strand Street, Cape Town



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The Bo Kaap | Castle of Good Hope | The Company Garden | District Six Museum | Koopmans de West House |  Maritime Centre | South African Museum | Nobel Square |  The Noon Gun | Rhodes Memorial | Robben Island | SA Jewish Museum | Cape Town Statues | Stellenbosch Village Museum |  St Georges Cathedral |



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