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“Them whale bones...”

Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium
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Owner description: The Iziko South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago, traditional clothes from the last century, and T-shirts printed yesterday.The Planetarium, which is housed in the South African Museum building, is a celestial theatre in the round, utilising the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. The ultimate in armchair travel.Inside the domed auditorium, we can recreate the night sky, so whatever the weather outside, the Planetarium sky is always clear, an extraordinary audio-visual experience for old and young.
Reviewed 28 September 2012

There is very limited disabled parking right next to the entrance. Ramped entrance for easy access. Nice little coffee shop. Disabled toilet = check! Lifts to the lower levels. Went to the show at the planetarium and its easily accessible, although you do have to sit in the back row and don't have the luxury of the tilting chairs though, its still a very informative show and good fun. The rest of the museum is easy going for someone in a wheelchair, but be warned there are some killer ramps! Good fun... ;)

Thank kaAngel
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

We really enjoyed walking through the museum, especially loved the whales bones - very impressive! Only thing that lacked for us was the quality of the taxidermy, some were a bit weird and scary looking. The place is managed perfectly and it was very clean everywhere, and all the staff was super friendly!

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Reviewed 14 September 2012

This place is great and so cheap! best rainy day activity we did in the city. Give yourself plenty of time because you will want it!

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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Visited the museum with my four year old son and we loved the marine and jurassic exhibits. Very interesting both for children and adults alike. The cafe offers a quick bite which can be had in the company gardens just outside. Worthy stop on the red route of the hop on hop off bus.

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Reviewed 22 August 2012

Every exhibit has been carefully mitigated and displayed to ensure maximum conservation and understanding. Some have a real colonial feel - which is charming. Worth a 3 hour visit.

Thank capemongoose
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