Plan your Visit

The South African Museum, founded in 1825 and situated in the historic Company’s Gardens, has seen millions of visitors, attracted by the vast historical collection the museum has to offer, ranging from fossils to ancient insects and historical tools. A visit to this museum is not only culturally enriching, but the impressive natural collection will also ignite a spark of interest in learning more about the creatures with which we share our planet.

The Iziko South African Museum

Hours:

Open between 09h00 and 17h00
Monday to Sunday
Closed on Christmas Day and Workers’ Day

Fees:

Adults: R30.00
Children aged 6 to 18: R15.00
Children aged 5 and under: Free
South African pensioners and students (with valid cards): R15.00 / Free entry on Fridays
School groups: Booked: R5.00; Unbooked: R8.00
Free entry on commemorative days

Plan your Visit

The South African Museum, founded in 1825 and situated in the historic Company’s Gardens, has seen millions of visitors, attracted by the vast historical collection the museum has to offer, ranging from fossils to ancient insects and historical tools. A visit to this museum is not only culturally enriching, but the impressive natural collection will also ignite a spark of interest in learning more about the creatures with which we share our planet.

The Iziko South African Museum

Hours:

Open between 09h00 and 17h00
Monday to Sunday
Closed on Christmas Day and Workers’ Day

Fees:

Adults: R30.00
Children aged 6 to 18: R15.00
Children aged 5 and under: Free
South African pensioners and students (with valid cards): R15.00 / Free entry on Fridays
School groups: Booked: R5.00; Unbooked: R8.00
Free entry on commemorative days

Welcome

Iziko Museums of South Africa is open from Mondays to Sundays again!

Let’s continue to keep each other safe. Please observe all Covid-19 protocols during your visit.

Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) operates Cape Town’s premier cultural attractions. The 11 national museums, each with their own history and character, inspire our visitors through creative interpretation, education, research and information sharing, with professional and consistent high-quality exhibitions, programmes and events.

Iziko is a dynamic institution, adapting to the requirements of our developing democracy and the ever evolving cultural, scientific and heritage sector. Ubuntu is what guides us. We nurture the communities we serve and the partners who share our passion. In our work, we trust and respect diversity.

‘Iziko’ is an isiXhosa word meaning ‘hearth’, embodying the spirit of a transformed institution and our vision of ‘African Museums of Excellence’. The hearth is traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home, a place associated with warmth, kinship and the spirits of the ancestors. Iziko was thus envisaged as a space for all South Africans to gather, nourish body and soul, and share stories and the knowledge passed from one generation to the next. At Iziko we seek to celebrate our heritage while generating new cultural legacies for future generations and a society that has moved beyond the shackles of the past.

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Visiting Hours

Thursday and Friday from 09h00 – 16h00

Mondays to Saturdays from 09h00 – 17h00

Mondays to Sunday from 10h00 – 17h00

Thursday and Friday from 09:00 – 16h00

This museum is currently closed to the public

Tuesday to Sunday from 09h00–17h00. Closed on Mondays for research (excluding school holidays)

Thursday and Friday from 09h00 – 16h00

Monday to Saturday 09h00 – 17h00

Monday to Sunday 09h00 – 17h00

Monday to Sunday 09h00 – 17h00

This museum is currently closed to the public

Monday to Friday from 10h00–17h00. Visits by appointment only.

Please Note: The Old Town House (Michaelis Collection) and the Maritime Centre are closed to the public due to renovations.

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