Youth Day 2017 at Iziko – Free Entry!

  • Posted: Jun 15, 2017

Commemorate Youth Day with *FREE entry to *Iziko museums on 16 June 2017(*excluding the Planetarium and Digital Dome, Groot Constantia, and museums currently closed for maintenance). Discover and explore diverse collections of history, art and science.

Experience works of art made by the talented learners from the various Western Cape Education Department’s Art and Music Centres at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe. Musical performances by these learners will be taking place in and around the South African National Gallery between 10h00 and 17h00 on Youth Day.

The Iziko South African Museum is a great place for the young and young at heart – be amazed by African Dinosaurs, get in touch with the world we live in and see the whales in the Whale Well, or take a selfie in the jaws of a Megalodon!

Youth Day is a public holiday commemorating the 1976 Soweto student uprising - the protests that ignited further unrest and resistance against the Apartheid government.

Free entrance to the following Iziko Museums on Youth Day include the Iziko South African National Gallery, Iziko Slave Lodge, Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum, Koopmans de Wet House, Rust en Vreugd and the Maritime Centre at the V&A Waterfront.

Bring your friends and family along!


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Issued by:  Kim Lindeboom
Communications Coordinator: Department of Advancement, Iziko Museums of South Africa
Landline:021 481 3874 Cell: 0833566043

On behalf of: Office of the CEO, Iziko Museums of South Africa

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About Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko)

Iziko operates 11 national museums, the Planetarium, the Social History Centre and three collection‑specific libraries in Cape Town.  The museums that make up Iziko have their own history and character, presenting extensive art, social and natural history collections that reflect our diverse African heritage.  Iziko is a public entity and non-profit organisation that brings together these museums under a single governance and leadership structure. The organisation allows *free access to all individuals on commemorative days, (*excluding the Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium). Visit our webpage at, join our online community on Facebook ( or follow us on Twitter (@Iziko_Museums) for regular updates on events, news and new exhibitions.


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