#BeatTheHeat – Celebrate Summer with Iziko Museums!

Iziko Museums of South Africa

Experience the rich history, art and culture of South Africa

Media images and interview requests, please contact: Zikhona Jafta at mediaofficer@iziko.org.za

Iziko Museums of South Africa invites explorers both young and bold to take their pick of the coolest museums and experience the rich history, art and culture of South Africa. Iziko Museums of South Africa operate 11 national museums, where visitors can step back in time, fly through space and explore our country’s art and social history. 

Connect with a rich tapestry of diverse artistic narratives at the Iziko South African National Gallery. Uncover your history, reflect on the origins of your roots and engage with your heritage at the Iziko Slave Lodge and the Iziko Bo Kaap Museum. Discover our unique natural heritage at the Iziko South African Museum and have an experience unlike any other at the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome!

Take your pick of what’s on offer at the coolest museums: fly through space, step back in time, inspire your inner artist! #BeatTheHeat this summer, and experience the rich history, art and culture of South Africa. Visit Iziko Museums… a cool place to explore!

When visiting the Museums, your health and safety, and that of our staff, is of utmost importance. Please note that there are COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure the safety of both staff and visitors; we thank you for all your efforts in maintaining social distancing to keep both yourself and us safe. 

Throughout this uncertain period, Iziko has been online and working to showcase our unique work and collections on the website. Visit www.iziko.org.za to explore all that we have on offer, and keep up-to-date on COVID19 safety protocols and opening hours. Make sure to also like, follow and share our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok!


Issued by: Ellen Agnew
Communications Coordinator: Iziko Museums of South Africa
Telephone: 021 481 3830 Email: eagnew@iziko.org.za 
Website: www.iziko.org.za
Issued on behalf of the Office of the CEO, Iziko Museums of South Africa

About Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko)
Iziko operates 11 national museums, the Planetarium and Digital Dome, 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 public benefit 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, Groot Constantia and Planetarium and Digital Dome). Visit our webpage at www.iziko.org.za, join our online community on Facebook (www.facebook.com/IzikoMuseums), Instagram (@izikomuseumssa) or follow us on Twitter (@Iziko_Museums) for regular updates on events, news and new exhibitions.


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