Frequently asked Questions during the Iziko closure period:

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Question:  Is the Iziko Museums of South Africa closed?

Answer: In these extraordinary times, Iziko Museums of South Africa is temporarily closed. The museums will reopen on Friday, 17 April 2020. The following museum/sites will not be open to the public:

  • Bertram House 
  • Bo-Kaap Museum
  • Koopmans de Wet House
  • Old Town House Museum
  • Rust en Vreugd House Museum
  • Slave Lodge
  • South African National Gallery
  • South African Museum and Planetarium
  • William Fehr Collection of the Castle of Good Hope
  • Manor House at Groot Constantia
  • Iziko Maritime Centre

Please be advised that Iziko libraries and collections access will be restricted.


Question: How long will the museums be closed or reopen?

Answer: The Iziko museums will be closed until Sunday, 3 May 2020, however management is continuously assessing the situation.  


Question: Where can visitors check for updates?

Answer:  We encourage our visitors to explore the Iziko website, Please follow Iziko Museums on our social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, for updates and information.


Question: What are the different Iziko social platforms’ handles?



Instagram: @izikomuseumssa

Facebook: Iziko Museums of South Africa

Twitter: @Iziko_Museums


Question: Will the school holiday programmes continue?

Answer: Please be advised that all public programmes, planetarium shows, scheduled commemorative day events, the mobile museum outreach activities, venue hire undertakings, tours to our museums have been suspended.


Questions: Will there be planetarium shows Wednesday evenings?

Answer: The Wednesday evening planetarium shows have been suspended, the next evening shows are scheduled to run again on the 8th of April 2020. Updates about the dates will be posted on Iziko’s social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Question: Will the museum be open on the weekends?

Answer: Kindly note the Iziko museums will be closed the next 21 days, including weekends, until 7 April 2020.


Question:  Where can we book venue hire for later in the year?

Answer: Please send your inquiry via email: or call (021) 481 3896 for our team to assist you.


Please stay safe at home.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Wash your hands.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Iziko Museums of South Africa in April.


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