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Iziko Bo Kaap Museum

71 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 481 3939
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When in Bo-Kaap is definitey worth visiting the museum. It is small, and does not have many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dave_Cowley_Road
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Not entirely worth it

We thought while in Bo-Kaap we may as well attend the museum. It is only 20R entry per person... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Lorelieellis
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Mount Gambier, Australia
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The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage.
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good43%
  • Average35%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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“minute film” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
“exhibits” (4 reviews)
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71 Wale Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in Bo-Kaap is definitey worth visiting the museum. It is small, and does not have many exhibits, but the information helps make sense of the local community and how it has developed. Cape Town'a social history is so complex and at times tragic, any...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We thought while in Bo-Kaap we may as well attend the museum. It is only 20R entry per person. The museum itself is small and I did not think that it provided any real information that most people didnt already know? Personally I thought it...More

Thank Lorelieellis
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Often frequented by school tours, the Iziko museum is a treasure trove of historical information about the most wonderful Cape of Good Hope. While the history isn't always pleasant, it has all played its part in creating the melting pot of culture that Cape Town...More

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Visiting this museum is an informative pitstop when exploring the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood. It provides the background and personal stories to complement the colourful housing on the streets outside. The museum is small, but for only 20 rand (£1) it's definitely worth visiting. If you want...More

3  Thank Faithalicious_x
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Whilst very small the museum, through a video presentation gives a good picture of life in Bo Kaap as it was in earlier days. The museum is situated in a typical Bo Kaap house and is surrounded by similar houses in a whole range of...More

1  Thank Ross S
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We went here as a part of our visit to the Bo Kaap, the museum barely has anything to see. No collections, no much history to show.

Thank Abdallah E
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Though the exhibits were interesting the best part was talking with Buntu, the guide and doorman. He was informed and very interesting, talking about local history and his personal experiences. Worth a visit to get more background to the development of Cape Town.

1  Thank Patrick B
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This small museum gives an overview of the history of the neighbourhood with some photo's from last century of the shops. Some of the shops are still in function such as the one next door and one opposite the street.

1  Thank huys25
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is a very small museum, but it complements a visit to this colourful neighbourhood very well. The usual South African museum tradition of text, art, video, and primary sources makes it an enjoyable and multimedia way to engage with the history of Bo Kaap.

1  Thank HyperboreanTom
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

It's a very small museum with a video introduction and 2 rooms with written explanation about everyday life of bokap citizen during apartheid era. Worth visiting if you have some time to spare.

1  Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
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