Image: Cranequin crossbow, German, 16th century
Weaponry from all over the world including Africa and Southern Africa forms a large part of the Social History Collections and contains different types of firearms, stabbing weapons, artillery, protective garments, shields, throwing weapons and many more. Many of these are on display in the Slave Lodge and the South African Museum. There are also items in storage.
Please be advised that the Castle of Good Hope will be closed to the public on Thursday, 8 February 2024.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Looking forward to your future visits.