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Michaelis Collection at the Iziko Old Town House

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A glimpse of the past preserved.

Lost next to the bustle of Greenmarket square is a quiet cool haven in a restored Old Cape Dutch... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2015
TakenForARide
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Very impressive collection of Rembrandt etches

Well worth a visit. It was a real thrill to see these masterpieces so close up, and at a R20... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2015
HarveyCapeTown
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Cape Town
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8 Nov 2015
“A glimpse of the past preserved.”
16 Jun 2015
“Fascinating piece of Art History”
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Situated in the hub of Cape Town on Greenmarket Square, the Michaelis Collection is housed in the former City Hall (the Old Town House), which was built in 1755 in the Cape Rococo style. Donated by Sir Max Michaelis in 1914, the Michaelis collection...more
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Old Town House 6 Greenmarket Square, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

Lost next to the bustle of Greenmarket square is a quiet cool haven in a restored Old Cape Dutch "Town House". Here is the Michaelis Collection, and eclectic and unique snapshot of visions past and present. Old Dutch masters (not you typical Rembrandts or Vermeers)...More

Thank TakenForARide
Reviewed 16 June 2015

For the art aficionados or those obsessed with Dan Brown's Angels and Demons and the Da Vinci Code, there is so much art in this ancient house for you to appreciate. The house itself has been well maintained by the museum administration that you feel...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2015

Well worth a visit. It was a real thrill to see these masterpieces so close up, and at a R20 entrance fee there couldn't be any better value for money anywhere. The information cards next to the etches could do with a bit of a...More

3  Thank HarveyCapeTown
Reviewed 14 January 2014

An 18C Cape town house of lovely proportions, housing a collection of mostly 17C Dutch and Flemish paintings. Most of the paintings are pleasant without being outstanding, but there are a few gems and the museum is definitely worth the modest entry fee.

1  Thank Anna B
Reviewed 6 January 2014

The Old Town House was built in the late 1750s - and claims to be the oldest two-storey building in South Africa. It is a wonderful example of how colonial cultures brought their pasts with them to new settings: the house itself could be in...More

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