The Bo-Kaap Museum, Cape Town

The Bo-Kaap Museum, Cape Town

© Iziko Museums (Photo Carina Beyer)

The Bo-Kaap Museum is situated in the Bo-Kaap with its colourful houses and steep cobbled streets.
The museum tells the story of the local Islamic culture and heritage.

Utensils at the The Bo-Kaap Museum, Cape Town

© Iziko Museums (Photo Carina Beyer)

The George Hallet Photographic Exhibition portrays one man's impression of life in the Bo-Kaap.
A second exhibition highlights the social history of the Bo-Kaap and the influence of Apartheid and Apartheid laws such as the Group Areas Act.

A Photographic Exhibition at The Bo-Kaap Museum, Cape Town

© Iziko Museums (Photo Carina Beyer)

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Contact Detail:

t: +27 (0)21 481 3939


Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Closed Sundays, Workers Day, Christmas Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, 1 & 2 January.


71 Wale Street, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

Free entry on the following commemorative days:

  • Freedom Day (27 April)
  • International Museum Day (18 May)
  • Africa Day (25 May)
  • Youth Day (16 June)
  • National Women’s Day (9 August)
  • Heritage Week 2008 (22 – 28 September)
  • National Aids Awareness Day (1 December)
  • Human Rights Day (from 2009)
Exhibitions at The Bo-Kaap Museum, Cape Town

© Iziko Museums (Photo Carina Beyer)

Editorial Comment:

Geniet die Bo-Kaap omgewing en dis mooi om die gekleurde huisies te sien en sommer net bietjie in die area rond te ry. Doen gerus ook moeite om met een van die inwoners te gesels.

The Bo-Kaap, Cape Town

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