Best history museums in Cape Town

Check out the top history museums in Cape Town, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Iziko South African Museum
1. Iziko South African Museum
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132 local reviews
25 Queen Victoria St, Gardens
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 21 481 3800
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Afribode
South African Museum: This fascinating natural history Museum and Planetarium with daily shows, has a…
1. Iziko South African Museum
1. Iziko South African Museum
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132 local reviews
25 Queen Victoria St, Gardens
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 21 481 3800
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Afribode
South African Museum: This fascinating natural history Museum and Planetarium with daily shows, has a full-size whale skeleton, along with…
2. The Company's Garden
2. The Company's Garden
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297 local reviews
19 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City Centre
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+27 21 423 2919
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Guy
The Company’s Garden is Cape Town’s green lung. This oasis right in the centre of the city is a favourite for…
Jeanne
One of the loveliest places to visit- the historic company gardens in Cape Town central. With places of…
Christiaan
Lush botanical gardens with aviaries and public promenade on Parliament Avenue in the heart of historic CBD…
2. The Company's Garden
2. The Company's Garden
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297 local reviews
19 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City Centre
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+27 21 423 2919
Guy
Guy
The Company’s Garden is Cape Town’s green lung. This oasis right in the centre of the city is a favourite for both locals and tourists. The…
Jeanne
Jeanne
One of the loveliest places to visit- the historic company gardens in Cape Town central. With places of interest lining each side:…
Christiaan
Christiaan
Lush botanical gardens with aviaries and public promenade on Parliament Avenue in the heart of historic CBD. Sights include The National Art…
3. Iziko South African Museum
3. Iziko South African Museum
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27 local reviews
25 Queen Victoria St, Gardens
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 21 481 3800
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Marli
Wonderful natural history museum, art museum and planetarium all within a minute of each other in the Company…
David
The South African natural history museum and planetarium
Kerry
Natural history museum and planetarium.
3. Iziko South African Museum
3. Iziko South African Museum
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27 local reviews
25 Queen Victoria St, Gardens
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 21 481 3800
Marli
Marli
Wonderful natural history museum, art museum and planetarium all within a minute of each other in the Company Gardens
David
David
The South African natural history museum and planetarium
Kerry
Kerry
Natural history museum and planetarium.
4. Iziko Slave Lodge
4. Iziko Slave Lodge
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64 local reviews
Wale St, Cape Town City Centre
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 21 467 7229
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Gudrun & Michael
Completed in 1679, the Iziko Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. It was constructed…
Frans Rénier
Located 46 km from De Velde Estate, Iziko Slave Lodge reflects the long and rich history of Cape Town which is…
Jana & JC
The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. The many names of the building over three…
4. Iziko Slave Lodge
4. Iziko Slave Lodge
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64 local reviews
Wale St, Cape Town City Centre
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 21 467 7229
Gudrun & Michael
Gudrun & Michael
Completed in 1679, the Iziko Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. It was constructed originally to house the slaves of…
Frans Rénier
Frans Rénier
Located 46 km from De Velde Estate, Iziko Slave Lodge reflects the long and rich history of Cape Town which is highlighted by the many names…
Jana & JC
Jana & JC
The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. The many names of the building over three centuries – Slave Lodge, Government…
5. Bo-Kaap Museum
5. Bo-Kaap Museum
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104 local reviews
71 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 21 481 3939
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Totalstay
Situated in the iconic Cape Malay Quarter, just next door to De Waterkant, the Bo Kaap is famous for its…
Frans Rénier
Located 47 km from De Velde Estate, the Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many…
Talga
The Museum was established in 1978 as a satellite of the SA Cultural History Museum. It was furnished as a…
5. Bo-Kaap Museum
5. Bo-Kaap Museum
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104 local reviews
71 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 21 481 3939
Totalstay
Totalstay
Situated in the iconic Cape Malay Quarter, just next door to De Waterkant, the Bo Kaap is famous for its colourful cottages and steep…
Frans Rénier
Frans Rénier
Located 47 km from De Velde Estate, the Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves…
Talga
Talga
The Museum was established in 1978 as a satellite of the SA Cultural History Museum. It was furnished as a house that depicts the lifestyle…
6. Company Gardens View
6. Company Gardens View
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25 local reviews
74 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City Centre
+27 83 447 4146
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Robin
The Company Gardens were the first government gardens planted in the city by the VoC in 1652 to replenish…
Danielle
Take a walk through Company Gardens, and you will find an art gallery, natural history museum and the…
6. Company Gardens View
6. Company Gardens View
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25 local reviews
74 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City Centre
+27 83 447 4146
Robin
Robin
The Company Gardens were the first government gardens planted in the city by the VoC in 1652 to replenish ships passing the Cape, its now…
Danielle
Danielle
Take a walk through Company Gardens, and you will find an art gallery, natural history museum and the planetarium. Be sure to take some…