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Iziko Museums’ Entrance Fee Increase

17/03/2023

Statement by Ms Rooksana Omar, Chief Executive Officer, Iziko Museums of South Africa

Iziko Museums of South Africa will increase entry fees to all Iziko Museums for the first time in a decade, effective 1 April 2023. The new fees schedule was developed after undertaking a benchmarking assessment of local, regional, and national cultural/heritage attractions.

Standard entry fees are payable at all Iziko museums, but visitors are entitled to a country benefit upon presentation of a South African or Southern African Development Community (SADC) identity document or passport. The new entrance fees take our communities and visitors into consideration and remains a unique value-for money cultural and edutainment offering in Cape Town.

Image compilation: © Iziko Museums of South Africa

Iziko is committed to reactivating Iziko into a vibrant, inspiring hub of exploration, discovery and learning and making our museums accessible to all. Iziko will also launch weekly Behind-the- Scenes public guided tours at the Iziko South African Museum. The tours will take place every Friday from 11:00 until 12:30. Tickets can be booked in advance online via webtickets and cost of joining the tour is R 80 per person and R50 for SA Students.

The table here included details the standard entry fee and country benefit entitlement which visitors can claim upon presentation of their South African identity document or SADC passport. Children aged 2 and younger, who will be seated on a paying accompanying adult visitors’ lap enter the Iziko Planetarium for free.

The new entry fees to be implemented as of 1 April 2023 below:

Iziko Museum site: 

Country Benefit

Standard Entrance Fee

Upon presentation of valid SA ID/ SADC identification

Adults

Children 

SA student & pensioners

Family Ticket

Adults

Children

(5-18years)

Pensioners and Students

Family Ticket

5-years & under free (excluding Planetarium)

Upon presentation of valid SA ID & student card

2 Adults + 2 Children (5years and older)

2 Adults + 2 Children (5years and older)

Planetarium

and Digital Dome

R70

R40 

R40

R180

R100

R100

R100

R300 

South African Museum

R40

R20

R20

R100

R60

R60

R60

R240

South African National Gallery

Slave Lodge

Bo-Kaap Museum

Koopman's de Wet

Rust en Vreugd

Bertram House

The current diversified fee structure designed to accommodate access and provides free access for SA students and Pensioners on Fridays.  Iziko will continue to provide *free entry to selected Iziko museums for communities, families and groups on certain commemorative days spread throughout the year.

*Free entrance Commemorative Days list

Commemorative Day

Date

Human Rights Day

21-Mar

Freedom Day

27-Apr

International Museum Day

18-May

Africa Day

25-May

Youth Day

16-Jun

Women's Day

09-Aug

Heritage Day

24-Sep

Emancipation Day

01-Dec

Reconciliation Day

16-Dec

*Excluding museums that are closed on the commemorative day and those closed for repairs and maintenance. Entrance to the Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia is free only on International Museum Day and Heritage Day, as well as dates specified by either the Castle Control Board or Groot Constantia Trust.

The Education Department at Iziko Museums of South Africa runs dynamic school, holiday, public and outreach programmes geared towards creating engaging learning experiences for everyone.

The school programmes are directly aligned to the national CAPS curriculum and support the learning outcomes at Foundation, Intermediate and Senior, as well as Further Education and Training (FET) Phases. Lessons conducted during museum visits build on classroom practice and provide relatable experiences for both learners and educators.

School programmes provide lessons, resources, special needs activities, educator enrichment workshops and projects aimed at adding value to classroom practice. These are available for booking via the Education Department at Iziko. New fees, per learner for school group bookings are tabled below:

EDUCATION FEES

01-Apr-23

Booked school groups (museum school lessons with museum educator)

R15

Booked school groups (museum school lessons without museum educator)

R10

Unbooked school groups (museum school lessons without museum educator)

R15

Collections-based learner workshop involving resources and  
objects from the collections

R20

Guided tours for students with student cards (tertiary institutions)

R50

Guided tours for (organisations, business, private individuals, etc)

R80

Planetarium school show

R20

Mobile Museum to schools

R 175-00/ visit

Outreach programmes to festivals

R 200/ day

Public programmes

Free

Contact Wardah Harris via email on bookings@iziko.org.za or Tel: 021 481 3832 for school group enquiries and bookings.

Museum Operating Hours:

Iziko South African Museum and Iziko South African National Gallery:

Open Monday to Sunday from 09:00 until 17:00 

Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome:

Open Tuesday to Sunday see schedule online

Iziko Slave Lodge and Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

Open Monday to Saturday from 09:00 until 17:00 

Iziko Bertram House, Iziko Koopman’s de Wet and Iziko Rust en Vreugd House Museums:

Open Thursday and Friday from 09:00 until 16:00

General Enquiries Email: info@Iziko.org.za or call Tel: 021 481 3800

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