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Cape Town guide - Museums

There are so many interesting Cape Town Museums to visit, you could spend days in the Mother City to learn about the history and culture of the Cape.

For the rare rainy days there are many opportunities to learn about Cape Towns rich cultural and natural history when you visit one of the numerous excellent museums in the Mother City.

The Best Cape Town Museums to Visit

South African Museum 25 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town.
In the South African Museum there are natural history collections and social history collections exhibited.

Cape Town Planetarium 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town.
In the South African Museum. In the auditorium with a big dome the night sky is explained in an easy to understand way.

Gold Africa Museum 96 Strand Street, Cape Town.
The Museum is a treat regarding all the authentic info material on display.

District Six Museum 25A Buitenkant atreet, Cape Town.
The museum is a living memorial giving real insights into the life of the people in the District six. The district Six, an innercity Cape Town suburb, was demolished during Apartheid. There are various interesting exhibitions with resources and memories witnessing the times in the former District Six.

South African Maritime Museum Doc Union Castle Building, V & A Waterfront.
This museum houses one of the biggest ship model collections and also showcases memorabilia of the early shipping days in Cape Town. Here you can see the earliest existing model of the Cape Town harbour, built in 1885. There is also the marsh collection of more than 19,000 photographs on maritime history.

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