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Iziko Museums of South Africa is temporarily closed


In light of Alert Level 4, Iziko Museums will be closed to the public for a period of 14 days

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Following the President’s address and the implementation of Adjusted Alert Level 4, and in the interest of the well-being of our staff and visitors, Iziko Museums of South Africa is closed to the public from today, Monday 28 June, 2021 for a period of 14 days – after which the situation will be reassessed.

All public programmes, planetarium shows, scheduled commemorative day events, the mobile museum outreach activities, venue-hire undertakings, tours to our museums, field trips and research related endeavours, as well as conferences, travel and meetings have been suspended. Public access to Iziko libraries and collections is also currently restricted. These measures are geared to prevent and reduce the impact of the Covid-19 third wave, and to prevent and reduce the internal transmission of the virus. The measures will be reviewed after the 14 days. 

Iziko sincerely values the support of our visitors, and although the museum sites will be closed, visitors are encouraged to visit us online. Throughout this uncertain period, Iziko has been connected and working to showcase our unique work and collections on the website. Visit to explore all that we have on offer, and keep up-to-date on our reopening and Covid-19 safety protocols. 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: 
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, join our online community on Facebook (, Instagram (@izikomuseumssa) or follow us on Twitter (@Iziko_Museums) for regular updates on events, news and new exhibitions.

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