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South African Museum
Cape Town Top 2 in Must-Visit Museums

4.4/5
14 Reviews
Museum
Address: 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town 8001 South Africa
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Phone: 27 021 465 1546

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Both Jews and Judaism play very important roles, and Jews have contributed a lot to the current development of South Africa. In the Jewish Museum, you can visit a lot of Jewish culture and beliefs, which is very helpful to the development of South Africa in terms of economy and education.

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  • gozbert
    gozbert
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    well setup

    This was so well set up, we chose to visit from the tour bus. We visited the holocaust memorial and it was such an eye opener. Very good and accurate information. You can spend hours in here just read...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602109428000+0800)/
  • caeara
    caeara
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    beutful africa

    Shocking reminder of how horrible human beings can be.. The holocaust museum shocked me and reminded me of what a nasty history our recent European history has been. It also reminded me what heroes ou...

    Reviewed on /Date(1601844040000+0800)/
  • NSBDolphin
    NSBDolphin
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    A museum unlike any other I've seen

    The Museum is a must-see, and our walk through the Company Gardens to get there was a delight. The Museum not only has large display rooms, but also a historic synagogue, a Holocaust Museum, a goft sh...

    Reviewed on /Date(1592046872000+0800)/
  • CanadianTraveler1948
    CanadianTraveler1948
    Toronto, Canada
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    Celebrating a proud heritage

    This is a true gem, even if you're not Jewish. That such a small community has committed so much to tell their story in this country is quite amazing. Yes, there is a tortured history to be told bein...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583365162000+0800)/
  • laficabella
    laficabella
    montreal
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    Excellent historical and artistic museum

    The compound includes synagogues, a holocaust museum, which also addresses the effects of apartheid, and the museum itself, which tells the history of the Lithuanian jews in Capetown, and also houses ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1582952544000+0800)/

Additional Information

Introduction

This treasure in the middle of Cape Town features over one and a half million specimens from multiple branches of science. This includes astronomy, zoology, marine biology, paleontology, and geology. The country's largest collection of meteorites can be seen along with a giant squid exhibit. There are displays of Southern African wildlife, both terrestrial, marine, and extinct. The planetarium usually offers a variety of programs for visitors.
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