Cape Town Museums

Here is my Top 10 list of  Cape Town Museums (In alphabetical order):

  1. Diamond Museum
  2. Franschhoek Motor Museum
  3. Heart Museum
  4. Medical Morphology Museum
  5. Rupert Museum
  6. Simons Town Museum
  7. Stellenbosch Village Museum
  8. South African Air Force Museum
  9. South African Museum
  10. Worcester Museum

Below is a complete list of museums in Cape Town.

Museums in or near Cape Town Central 

Bertram House

A collection of English porcelain, Chinese export porcelain and English Furniture.

Bertram House, Cape Town

Bo-Kaap Museum

Tells the story of the local Islamic culture and heritage.

Bo-Kaap Museum, Cape Town

District Six Museum

Dedicated to the memories of forced removals.

District Six Museum, Cape Town

Gold of Africa Museum

A collection gold artifacts from ancient civilisations of Southern Africa.

Gold of Africa Museum, Cape Town

Koopmans de Wet House

Cape furniture and silver and a priceless collection of ceramics.

Koopmans de Wet House, Cape Town

Maritime Centre

An overview of shipping in Cape Town including the earliest model of Table Bay harbour.

Maritime Centre, Cape Town

Michaelis Collection

Nederlandish art from the seventeenth-century.

Michaelis Collection, Cape Town

National Gallery

An outstanding collection of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art.

South African National Gallery, Cape Town

Rust en Vreugd

An example of eighteenth-century architecture housing  the William Fehr Collection.

Rust en Vreugd, Cape Town

Slave Lodge

Exhibits aim to increase awareness on human rights, equality, peace and justice.

Slave Lodge, Cape Town Museums, Cape Town

The South African Jewish Museum

Provides an engaging account of the South African Jewish history.

South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town

South African Museum

Huge natural science and social history collections.

Dinosaur exhibition, South African museum, Cape Town

Cape Town Museum Route page.

Museums in or near the V&A Waterfront

Cape Medical Museum

The medical history of both western and traditional medicine at the Cape.

Operating Room, Cape Medical Museum, Cape Town

Chavonnes Battery Museum

Cape Town’s second oldest major fortification.

Chavonnes Battery Museum, Cape Town

Diamond Museum

Pays tribute to the diamond from when it is formed to when it is worn.

Cape Town Diamond Museum, Cape Town

Robben Island Museum

An island tour and a tour of the prison museum with a former prisoner as your guide.

Robben Island, Cape Town

Museums outside Cape Town Central

Franschhoek Motor Museum

A 200 vehicle museum with eighty vehicles on display in four special halls.

Franschhoek Motor Museum, Franschhoek

Heart Museum 

Celebrates the drama of the world’s first heart transplant in 1967.

Gold of Africa Museum, Cape Town

Irma Stern Museum

A permanent collection showing Irma Stern's development as an artist showcasing her works.

Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town

Medical Morphology Museum

Dedicated to a better understanding of human and animal diversity.

Robben Island, Cape Town

Rupert Museum

Over 350 works in the unique private art collection of Anton and Huberte Rupert.

Rupert Museum, Cape Town Museum, Cape town

Rust en Vrede Art Gallery and clay museum

A South African collection of ceramics, Linn ware and ethnic pottery.

Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery, Durbanville, Cape Town

Sasol Art Museum

A collection of sculptures, paintings, ceramics and graphics  from the 19th and 20th century.

Sasol Art Museum, Cape Town Museums, Museum, Cape Town

Simons Town Museum

This museum showcases the history of Simons Town and its people.

Simonstown Museum, Cape Town

South African Airforce Museum

Gives one an insight into the history and traditions of the SAAF.

South African Airforce Museum, Cape Town Museums, Cape Town

Stellenbosch Village Museum

Four houses, each representing a different period in the development of Stellenbosch.

Schreuder House, Stellenbosch Village Museum, Stellenbosch

Toy & Miniature Museum

Hhouses a collection of miniatures, antique dolls and other miniature toys.

Stellenbosch Toy and Miniature Museum, Stellenbosch

Worcester Museum

A cultural history museum with a strong focus on agriculture.

The Worcester Museum, Worcester

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