Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

The "Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa" is the sparkling diamond among the museums of Cape Town. A truly exceptional home for contemporary African art. A grain silo at the V & A Waterfront was converted for the MOCAA. Thomas Heatherwick's architectural office in London has linked the concrete pipes by cutting out a gigantic corn. This creates a large space for over 100 galleries. The museum shows contemporary art of African artists. The museum was founded on the initiative of Jochen Zeitz, who enabled the MOCAA in Cape Town with his collection of African art.


S Arm Road, Waterfront



National Gallery of South Africa

The "South African National Gallery" focuses more and more on African and contemporary art of the Cape region. This makes the gallery an exciting place for everyone interested in art. The museum was founded in 1871 by Thomas Butterworth Beyley. The "Iziko South African National Gallery" still profits of the founder's Collection of British paintings. The beautiful building with a nice courtyard was built in 1930. The contemporary exhibitions also show photography and new media.


Government Avenue



South Africa Museum and Planetarium

The "South Africa Museum" is a great natural science museum with collections of marine biology, fossils, minerals, plants and animals. The planetarium of the museum simulates the night sky above Cape Town. In comfortable seats you can admire the wonders of the universe.


Queen Victoria Street 25



Old Slave Lodge Museum

The "Old Slave Lodge" was built in 1679 by the dutch VOC United East-India Company and served until 1811 as lodge for about 9,000 slaves. Since 1998 a museum dedicated to the history of slavery in South Africa is located in the oldest building of the city.


Adderly Street



Map of museums in Cape Town


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