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Iziko Bo Kaap Museum

71 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 481 3939
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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.
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good41%
  • Average33%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible1%
18 May 2017
“First stop for vistors to Bo Kaap”
15 Apr 2017
“A bit small”
71 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 481 3939

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very informative one of the best Iziko Museums,great information about the Bo Kaap just missing a information about the house and it's room

Thank Mike_G6308
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is a house in the heart of Bo-Kaap neighborhood that was transformed in museum. In spite of being small it talks about Apartheid and the people that live there, but there's not much more information but it is interesting.

Thank msgoliveira
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Interesting small museum about the 'Malay' culture, which has survived in this corner of Cape Town despite the forced removals of non-whites from other nearby areas during the days of apartheid. I suspect that the area is gradually being diluted by mixing cultures, and that...More

Thank dmashala
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This museum was full off information about the Cape Malay people. Although a bit small, I have had the opportunity to learn a lot I did not know. Very friendly staff aswell.

Thank Susanne B
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Telling the story of the Capetown Muslim Community can be a compelling tale. This tiny little building has a limited number of artifacts and some storyboards, but they could use some sponsors to increase their collection significantly.

Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 3 November 2016

small muesum but rich in history, film to watch is very long and started to lose interest didn't stay long due to kids getting bored

Thank Leanne H
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Museum is in the old 18th century urban Cape Dutch architecture house that precedes even Bo Kaap itself. It showcases the Muslim Cape Town culture. It is informative and tourists particularly interested in Muslim culture may enjoy it. You probably need a guide to get...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Very small museum. Photo's on display. Film to watch and some odd few pots etc. without any information. We didn't stay long but walked around the area and looked at the painted houses.

Thank YvySurrey_UK
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The Muslim residents of Cape Town have a rich history and seek to preserve their culture. This small museum is inexpensive (R20 for adults, R10 for kids). The self guided tour begins with a 20 minute film. The museum has about 3 rooms packed with...More

1  Thank ChicoRanMan
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Such a small museum, but bursting with so much information about the people of the Bo Kaap. Best enjoyed with a guide, as there is so much info to share.

Thank Dirmu G
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