Beyond the artifact

Beyond the artifact:
Iziko Museums of South Africa
Iziko is an isiXhosa word
meaning hearth
…. a place where we all can gather share and
Art · Social History ·
& Natural History
12 museums across the city of
Cape Town
Entrance to Iziko Museums is FREE for children 18 and
and also to members of the public on selected
commemorative days.
Researchers · Resources ·
Guardians ·
Iziko South African National
Company Gardens
• Home to Jane Alexander’s Butcher Boys
• Exhibits a combination of artworks from the Permanent
collection as well as visiting temporary exhibitions
including fashion, photographic and
mutli- media installations
William Fehr Collection at the
Castle of Good Hope
• A collection of paintings and decorative arts of special
relevance to the Cape.
• Would suit visitors with a particular interest in colonial
art and antique furniture.
Iziko South African Museum
Company Gardens
A natural history museum with an enthralling ethnography department exhibiting
elements of the history of indigenous African peoples
Highlights include an interactive Discovery Room for children & teens, several
specimens of extinct species and our state-of-the-art Giasphere.
Company Gardens
• The Sky Tonight
Saturdays and Sundays
Audiences learn about the constellations and planets over
the city at that
time of year.
• Various rotating educational shows for both young and old
Bertram House
Company Gardens
• Last remaining example of Georgian architecture in the Cape
• Houses English furniture, porcelain, silver and other
effects from the period
• Two upstairs rooms house changing exhibitions
Michaelis Collection at the Old
Town House
Greenmarket Square
Most important collection of Dutch and Flemish masters
paintings in the southern hemisphere
Works include those by Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, Jan
Steen and Jocob van Ruisdeal
Bo Kaap Museum
Rose Street, Bo Kaap
• In close proximity to SA’s oldest mosque, Auwal Mosque and
the oldest Muslim graveyard, the Tana Baru
• Permanent exhibits include Who built Cape Town, New Year
Carnival and the Alibama, Pattern of Beauty
• Also houses the Bo Kaap Community Hall
Groot Constantia Manor House
Groote Constantia Estate
• South Africa’s oldest wine estate
• Manor House is a prime example of Cape Dutch architecture
and site includes a Wine Museum in the historic Cloete
• Visitors can enjoy wine tasting, visit to the museum and
lunch at an adjacent restaurant
Koopmans De West House
Strand Street
• South Africa’s oldest house museum
• Houses a rare and priceless collection of ceramics and
silverware as well as exquisite examples of Cape Dutch
• Of particular interest to antiques collectors and
Maritime Center
V&A Waterfront
• A must for maritime enthusiasts
• Documents Cape Town’s shipping history from the 17th to 20th
century through ship models, documents and an archive of
over 20 000 photographs
• Houses the John H.Marsh Maritime Research Center
Rust en Vreugd
Buitenkant Street
• The finest surviving example of an 18th century Cape Town house nestled in a
charming period garden
• Houses the William Fehr Collection of watercolours, prints and drawings
Social History Center
Church Square
• State-of-the-art museum storage facility
• Extensive library for researchers and members of the public
• Behind-the-scenes repository for social history collections that cannot be
displayed in it’s entirety
Slave Lodge
Buitenkant Street
• Emotive multi-media exhibits interpret the living
conditions endured by slaves at the Cape
• Temporary exhibitions highlight the conquering of human
rights over human wrongs and upper galleries house
silverware, ceramics and Egyptology collections
Museum Meander
• St. George’s Cathedral
• SA Jewish Museum
• Tynhuis & Parliament
• SA National Library
• Centre of the Book
• Government Avenue
Whale Well at the Iziko South African Museum
Atrium at the Iziko South African National
Various venues at the Iziko
Slave Lodge
Bo-Kaap Museum’s Community
Manor House at Groot Constantia
Garden at Rust en Vreugd
banqueting table in the Lady Anne Barnard
Room at the Castle of Good Hope
Ignite the connection between
our collections!
Art · Social ·
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