Welcome to Iziko Museums of South Africa

Plan your Visit

The South African Museum, founded in 1825 and situated in the historic Company’s Gardens, has seen millions of visitors, attracted by the vast historical collection the museum has to offer, ranging from fossils to ancient insects and historical tools. A visit to this museum is not only culturally enriching, but the impressive natural collection will also ignite a spark of interest in learning more about the creatures with which we share our planet.

The Iziko South African Museum

Hours:

Open between 09h00 and 17h00
Monday to Sunday
Closed on Christmas Day and Workers’ Day

Fees:

Adults: R30.00
Children aged 6 to 18: R15.00
Children aged 5 and under: Free
South African pensioners and students (with valid cards): R15.00 / Free entry on Fridays
School groups: Booked: R5.00; Unbooked: R8.00
Free entry on commemorative days

Plan your Visit

The South African Museum, founded in 1825 and situated in the historic Company’s Gardens, has seen millions of visitors, attracted by the vast historical collection the museum has to offer, ranging from fossils to ancient insects and historical tools. A visit to this museum is not only culturally enriching, but the impressive natural collection will also ignite a spark of interest in learning more about the creatures with which we share our planet.

The Iziko South African Museum

Hours:

Open between 09h00 and 17h00
Monday to Sunday
Closed on Christmas Day and Workers’ Day

Fees:

Adults: R30.00
Children aged 6 to 18: R15.00
Children aged 5 and under: Free
South African pensioners and students (with valid cards): R15.00 / Free entry on Fridays
School groups: Booked: R5.00; Unbooked: R8.00
Free entry on commemorative days

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Iziko Museums

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23/09/2022

Free Activities for all at Iziko this Heritage Weekend

Packed programme of events celebrate our rich cultural heritage Images in this release are linked to the image files, please click to save them. For further media images and interview requests, please contact: Sascha Polkey: sascha@rabbitinahat.co.za  Heritage Month has brought a full programme to Iziko Museums of South Africa for their annual in_herit FESTIVAL culminating in a packed Heritage weekend (Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September) in which the diversity of South African culture…

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20/09/2022

Dans laat die stof staan!

Celebrating the Riel in Art For media images and interview requests, please contact: Zikhona Jafta at zjafta@iziko.org.za Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with the Koena Art institute, launched a visual art educational showcase at the Iziko Learning Centre, Groot Constantia Estate on Thursday, 1 September 2022. Entitled: “Dans Laat die stof staan”, the exhibition celebrates the Rieldans in art and will be on show to the public…

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20/09/2022

ICYMI: Iziko South African National Gallery Revitalisation Project Update

Iziko Museums of South Africa took the decision to temporarily close the Iziko South African National Gallery. The temporary closure provided curators, collections managers, conservators, creatives, educators, administrators and support services staff with the opportunity to pause, plan, reflect and initiate the ISANG Revitalisation Project. The ISANG Revitalisation Project is a strategic imperative and part of Iziko’s Reimagining Implementation Plan. ‘The museums, galleries, libraries, and archives of Iziko do…

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08/09/2022

Masterpiece of the Month: Lippy Lipshitz, Landscape in the Nude (1953)

Masterpiece of the Month: Anna Tietze writes about Lippy Lipshitz’s sculpture, Landscape in the Nude (1953), for September’s edition of Masterpiece of the Month About Masterpiece of the Month In the build-up to the 150th anniversary exhibition of Iziko’s Art Collections, which will open in late October this year, distinguished UCT art historian Anna Tietze is presenting an essay each month shining some light on an artwork of her choice…

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05/08/2022

Masterpiece of the Month: Frans Snyders, Concert of Birds (1620-30)

About Masterpiece of the Month In the build-up to the 150th anniversary exhibition of Iziko’s Art Collections, which will open on 24 September this year, distinguished UCT art historian Anna Tietze is presenting an essay each month shining some light on an artwork of her choice from the gallery’s historical collection. Anna Tietze is the author of A History of the Iziko South African National Gallery: Reflections on Art and National…

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05/08/2022

Promoting a Gender Equal Society for a Sustainable Future

Celebrate Women’s Day with Iziko Museums and the Women Lead Movement For media images and interview requests, please contact: Zikhona Jafta at mediaofficer@iziko.org.za On Tuesday, 9 August 2022, Iziko Museums of South Africa, in collaboration with the Women Lead Movement, Brand South Africa and Europa Art Group will commemorate Women’s Day with an interactive public engagement. Hosted at the Iziko Slave Lodge, the programme will include a tour of…
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Imagine picnics in lush-landscaped gardens, dancing in stately ballrooms, a romantic interlude under velvet night skies, jazz in historic courtyards and dining with whales and dinosaurs. All this and more are on offer at Iziko Museums’ South African Museum, Slave Lodge, Groot Constantia, Rust en Vreugd, the Planetarium and the Castle of Good Hope. All these venues offer unique settings for unforgettable functions.

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