If it’s history you’re after, then Cape Town is the place to be. The Mother City has no shortage of fantastic, award-winning museums, where you can learn more about the history of the Cape, its people and its culture.
If you’re not sure where to begin, then we recommend that you have a look through the Iziko Museum’s website. With over ten museums to choose from, including the Bo-Kaap Museum and South African Museum, you’re bound to find one that appeals to your history interests.
Apart from Iziko’s collection, there are a few other establishments that are definitely worth a visit. The District Six Museum offers a rich history of the period of forced removals in Cape Town, and celebrates the heritage of the people who lived there. The South African Jewish Museum, an architectural landmark along Cape Town’s “Museum Mile”, entices visitors with its multi-media displays and engaging accounts of South African Jewish history. It is also home to the oldest synagogue in South Africa. If you’re interested in maritime stories of old, make sure that you visit the South African Naval Museum in Simons Town. Art lovers shouldn’t miss a visit to the University of Cape Town’s Irma Stern Museum, whose permanent collection celebrates the life of one of South Africa’s best loved artists.
With so many museums to choose from, it might be wise to extend your Cape Town stay at Steenberg Hotel! We look forward to hosting you, and to helping you plan your own unique tour of the Cape’s historical landmarks.