Selected Iziko Museums of South Africa reopened to the public on Thursday, 17 September 2020 after six long months of closure. The Iziko South African Museum, the Iziko South African National Gallery, the Iziko Slave Lodge and the Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum have reopened to the public, and are running under new operating hours.

From 10h00 until 14h30 from Tuesdays to Sundays, you can visit Iziko again! There will be two entry sessions – from 10h00 until 11h30, and 12h30 until 14h30; please arrive fifteen minutes before your session begins, so we can swiftly screen you before entering. This includes taking your temperature, receiving your details and accepting payment. Entry will not be permitted without a mask. 

In welcoming you back, your health and safety, and that of our staff, is of utmost importance. Thank you for all your efforts in maintaining social distancing to keep both yourself and us safe. We’re so thrilled to welcome you back!

Frequently Asked Questions

Iziko Museums of South Africa operates the premier public art and cultural destinations in Cape Town. This flagship heritage institution, manages 11 national museums; collection-specific libraries; a world-class Social History Archive and the most advanced digital Planetarium and Digital Dome on the African Continent.

IZIKO is an isiXhosa word, meaning ‘hearth’, traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home; a place associated with warmth, kinship and ancestral spirits. Here food is prepared and shared, stories are told, and knowledge passed from one generation to the next. Similarly, the museums that make up Iziko are spaces for cultural interaction. We are proud to ignite connections between our shared history, our heritage, and each other.


Art Conservation Book launch at Isang