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The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage.
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71 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 481 3939
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Reviewed 10 January 2019

Tiny museum housed in one of the oldest buildings in this colorful ethnic neighborhood. Offers a 20 min. video of interviews and reminiscences of folks who grew up in this gentrifying - apparently rapidly changing - area, and then one proceeds through a couple other...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kitwexplorer
Reviewed 23 July 2018

A small but thorough museum documenting the mix of lives in the lively Bo Kaap section of Cape Town. Most interesting part are the documentaries of personal lives and how the people have changed and adapted over the years.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The staff were quite friendly and wanted to make sure that I had a good experience at the museum. It should be viewed prior to walking around the Bo-Kaap area so a greater appreciation of the culture and community is known.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank randall1025
Reviewed 25 May 2018

When in Bo-Kaap is definitey worth visiting the museum. It is small, and does not have many exhibits, but the information helps make sense of the local community and how it has developed. Cape Town'a social history is so complex and at times tragic, any...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We thought while in Bo-Kaap we may as well attend the museum. It is only 20R entry per person. The museum itself is small and I did not think that it provided any real information that most people didnt already know? Personally I thought it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lozzi03
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Often frequented by school tours, the Iziko museum is a treasure trove of historical information about the most wonderful Cape of Good Hope. While the history isn't always pleasant, it has all played its part in creating the melting pot of culture that Cape Town...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank mark_coupar
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Visiting this museum is an informative pitstop when exploring the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood. It provides the background and personal stories to complement the colourful housing on the streets outside. The museum is small, but for only 20 rand (£1) it's definitely worth visiting. If you want...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Faithalicious_x
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Whilst very small the museum, through a video presentation gives a good picture of life in Bo Kaap as it was in earlier days. The museum is situated in a typical Bo Kaap house and is surrounded by similar houses in a whole range of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank RossS981
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We went here as a part of our visit to the Bo Kaap, the museum barely has anything to see. No collections, no much history to show.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Abdallah E
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Though the exhibits were interesting the best part was talking with Buntu, the guide and doorman. He was informed and very interesting, talking about local history and his personal experiences. Worth a visit to get more background to the development of Cape Town.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank patrickbP1991AL
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