By Mahlatse Phasha

Four Popular Museums In CPT:

There are so many things to do and see within Cape Town!  If you are an art enthusiast or a tourist visiting the Mother City and would like to find out which  museums to attend and visit – we have complied a list of four museums to check out here they are!

1. Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa:

The largest contemporary African art museum is set at the South Western tip of Africa. The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa hold some of the best twenty-first century creations from the continent and the diverse African diaspora. With over a hundred galleries housed over nine floors, the team is dedicated to educating, enriching and encouraging intercultural thought through art.

Admission fees:

  • R190 for adults
  • Half price on First Fridays
  • Free for minors
  • Free for African citizens every Wednesday between 10 a.m to 1 p.m 
Image via: We Are Travel Africa

2. Bo-Kaap  Museum:

The salience of the Bo-kaap community lies in the picture perfect rainbow homes. Established in 1978, the museum is curated as a house that depicts the lifestyle of a nineteenth-century Muslim family in the local community of Bo-kaap. Whether you are visiting as a tourist or a local, touristy adventures are always a great excuse to take Instagramable pictures while expanding your mind at the same time.

Admission fees:

  • R20 for adults
  • R50 for the Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)
  • R10 for 6-18 year olds
  • R10 SA students and pensioners
  • Free for kids under 5 years


3. Cape Town Diamond Museum:

Quite literally ‘diamonds are forever’ when we are talking about how long it takes for one to form. The world’s most cherished rock takes over a billion years to form! For this single reason, it is unquestionable why a diamond museum is vital. The Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute the the history of this gem in South Africa. It is an exciting way to learn about both the science in diamonds and the people responsible for its commercial power.

Admission fees:

  • You need to book for a tour in advance
  • R100 per person
  • Free for pensioners
  • Free for children under 14 years
Cape Town Diamond Museum
Image via: Cape Town Diamond Museum ZA

4.  The Slave Lodge:

Who really built Cape Town? The answer can be either subjective or objective because it always links back to pain. Even though it is not taught in our basic schooling system, Cape Town has a long history is slavery. The Slave lodge museum building used to be the sale point of slaves abducted from various nations in the Indian ocean. Under the umbrella theme: “From human wrongs to human rights”, the exhibitions address and raise awareness of human rights.


  • R30 for adults
  • R15 for 6-18 year olds
  • R15 for SA Students and pensioners
  • R75 for the Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)
  • Free for kids under 5 years
The Slave Lodge
Via: Cape Town Magazine

Which one of the four museum’s will you be visiting in the Mother City? Let us know the comments below! Don’t forget to tag us in your pics that you snap for Insta @trendenews !

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