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Top museum recommendations from locals

Art Museum
“The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is a contemporary art museum located at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. The museum opened on September 22, 2017. ”
  • 161 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
History Museum
“The museum tells the somber and sad story through preserved memories of the residents of District 6, who were forcefully removed from their land under the Apartheid government. A wonderful tribute to the flair, passion & culture of a lost suburb, & a must-visit to better understand the history of Cape Town. ”
  • 145 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Known locally as 'The Castle' - this 17th century fort was originally lapped by the waters of Table Bay before the land reclamation project kicked off in the 1940s. A magnificent building to behold and explore, it is considered the best preserved example of a 17th century architectural structure in the entire world. Excellent tours of the Castle are on offer, and there are 3 museums on site; The Military Museum, the William Fehr Collection (where you will find exhibitions of paintings and decorative arts of special relevance to the Cape concerning the peoples and landscapes of early colonial South Africa), and the permanent ceramic exhibition, FIRED, situated in the old granary at the Castle.”
  • 99 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Museum
“I am proud to say this museum showcases South Africa's beauty, nature and origins in a world class fascinating way. I can visit this place over and over again.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The Bo-Kaap is one of Cape Town's most distinct neighbourhoods with its brightly coloured homes and rich cultural history. Stop by for a coffee at Deluxe Coffeeworks, and if you're interested to dive deep into the area's history, check out the Iziko Bo Kaap Museum. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
History Museum
“The brightly colored homes of the vibrant mainly Cape Malay community are home to a small museum in Wale Street where you can learn about this community’s history.”
  • 66 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Art Museum
“Although we may not have as extensive a collection of art as European galleries, there are some interesting pieces by local artists as well as interesting changing temporary exhibitions”
  • 68 locals recommend
History Museum
“Visiting this museum will give you essential history of Cape Town. You're advised that it will be rather sensitve for children, but hopefully you are raising your children to be aware of their need to be part and parcel of transformative justice, and responsible global citizens.”
  • 56 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
History Museum
“Madiba spent 18 years imprisoned on Robben Island, which is located just under 7km from off the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town. This is a three to 5-hour excursion. Website: www.robben-island.org.za ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Public Art
“to know where you are going you have to know where you come from:) awesome history museum of our sad apartheid past”
  • 57 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Unbelievable art gallery with a great restaurant. Enjoy some spectacular exhibitions”
  • 36 locals recommend
Museum
“If you're a fan of cars then head over to L'omarins immediately for a tour of their famous car museum!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Wide variety of native & imported plants, including bonsai, plus 4 glasshouses & themed gardens”
  • 24 locals recommend
History Museum
“A really well set out gem. Get a really detailed and fascinating perspective on how Apartheid tore apart the lives of locals in the little village of Simonstown - a microcosm of the devastation that marred the greater social and national matrix of our land and scarred our past heritage. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Museum
“Literally across the park - look slightly to your right and you will see 2 turrets. That's the synagogue and the Jewish Museum. It has a cafe too.”
  • 15 locals recommend
History Museum
“Here you will learn the history of the SA Navy and its home base Simons Town.”
  • 16 locals recommend