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Museums in South Africa

Our sister site Moja Heritage Collection lists the best museums and cultural / heritage sites around South Africa. Below is a list of some of South Africa's best known museums.

Eastern Cape Museums

  • Albany Museum: History & Culture Museum

Physical address: Somerset Street, Grahamstown, 6139

Telephone: 046 6222312

Website: http://www.ru.ac.za/albanymuseum/

  • Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex: History & Culture Museum

Physical address: Market Street, Mossel Bay, 6500

Telephone: 044 6911067

Website: http://www.heritagecollection.co.za/detail/items/dias-museum-complex.html

KwaZulu Natal Museums

  • Comrades Marathon House: Sport Museum

Physical address: 18 Connaught Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, 3209

Telephone: 033 8978650

Website: http://www.museumsonline.co.za/view.asp?pg=museums...

  • Natal Museum: Science Museum

Physical address: 237 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3200

Telephone: 033 3450561

Website: www.nmsa.org.za

Gauteng Museums

  • Adler Museum of Medicine: Medical museum

Physical address: Witwatersrand Medical School, 7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2000

Telephone: 011 7172081

Website: https://www.wits.ac.za/adlermuseumofmedicine/10343/adler_museum_of_medicine.html

  • Bleloch Geological Museum: Culture & history museum

Physical address: Geology Department, Wits University, Johannesburg, 2050

Telephone: 011 7176665

Website: https://www.wits.ac.za/campus-life/arts-and-culture/bleloch-geological-museum/

  • Historic Racing Car Register: Transport Musuem

Physical address: Ferndale, Johannesburg, 2160

Telephone: 011 6735504

Website: www.historicracing.co.za/

  • Melrose House: Culture & History Museum

Physical address: 275 Jacob Mare Street, Pretoria, 0002

Telephone: 012 3220420

Website: www.melrosehouse.co.za

  • Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology: Anthropology Museum

Physical address: University of South Africa, Pretoria, 0001

Telephone: 012 423011

Website: www.unisa.ac.za/dept/vir/mmuseum.html

  • National Cultural History Museum: Culture & history museum

Address: Sunnyside, 0132

Telephone: 012 3411320

Website: http://www.ditsong.org.za/culturalhistory.htm

  • Palaeontology Museum

Physical address: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2050


  • South African National Museum of Military History

Address: Saxonwold, Johannesburg, 2132

Telephone: 011 6465513

Website: http://www.ditsong.org.za/militaryhistory.htm

  • South African National Sports Museum

Physical address: Munitoria Building Van der Walt Street, Pretoria, 0001

Free State Museums

  • National Museum

Physical address: 36 Aliwal Street, Bloemfontein, 9301 South Africa

Telephone: 051 4479 609

Website: www.nasmus.co.za

North West Province Museums

  • Lichtenburg Museums: Art, Culture and History Museums

Address: Lichtenburg, 2740

Telephone: 018 6325052

Northern Cape Museums

  • Laurens van der Post Museum: Literature Museum

Address: Philippolis, 9970

Telephone: 051 7730073

Website: www.philippolis.org.za

  • William Humphrey’s Art Gallery

Address: Civic Centre, Kimberly, 8300

Telephone: 0531 811725

Website: http://www.whag.co.za/

Western Cape Museums

  • Afrikaans Language Museum / Taal Museum: Linguistics Museum

Physical address: Gideon Malherbe House; 11 Parsonage Avenue, Paarl, 7646

Telephone: 021 8723441

Website: www.taalmuseum.co.za

  • Bo-Kaap Museum: Culture and History Museum

Physical address: 71 Wale Street, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, 8001

Telephone: 021 243846

Website: http://www.iziko.org.za/museums/bo-kaap-museum

  • Burgerhuis: Culture and History Museum

Physical address: Corner of Alexander and Bloem Street, Stellenbosch, 7599

Telephone: 021 8870339

  • Cape Town Holocaust Centre: History, Military and Ethics Museum

Physical address: 88 Hatfield Street, City Centre, Cape Town, 8000

Telephone: 021 4625553

Website: http://www.ctholocaust.co.za/

  • De Oude Drostdy: History Museum

Physical address: Drostdy Village, Tulbagh, 6820

Telephone: 023 2300203

Website: www.museumsonline.co.za

  • District Six Museum: Art, Culture and History Museum

Physical address: 25A Buitekant Street, City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

Telephone: 021 4618745

Website: www.districtsix.co.za

  • Groot Constantia Manor House & Wine Museum: Wine, History and Art Museum

Physical address: Groot Constantia Estate, Wynberg, Cape Town

Telephone: 021 7945067

Website: www.museumsonline.co.za

  • Huguenot Memorial Museum: Culture and History Museum

Physical address: Lambrecht Street, Franschhoek, 7690

Telephone: 021 8762532

Website: www.museum.co.za

  • Innovations Design Museum

Physical address: Loop Street, City Centre, Cape Town, 8000

Telephone: 021 4181154

  • Irma Stern Museum: Art Museum

Physical address: Cecil Rd, Rosebank, 7700

Telephone: 021 685 5686/686 9340

Website: www.irmastern.co.za

  • Iziko Museums of Cape Town: Art, Science, Anthropology, Culture and History Museums

Physical address: 25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8000

Telephone: 021 4813800

Website: www.museumsonline.co.za

  • Jewish Museum: History and Culture Museum

Physical address: 84 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Telephone: 021 4651546

Website: www.sajewishmuseum.co.za

  • Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum: Culture, History and Labour Museum

Physical address: The Old Community Hall Vulindlela Street, Lwandle, 7143

Telephone: 021 8456119

Website: http://www.lwandle.com/

  • Michaelis Collection: Art and History

Physical address: The Old Town House Greenmarket Square, City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

Telephone: 021 4246367

Website: http://www.museumsonline.co.za/

  • Natale Labia Museum: Art, Culture and History Museum

Phsyical address: 192 Main Road, Muizenburg, 7951

Telephone: 021 7884106

Website: www.museumsonline.co.za

  • Percy Fitz Patrick Institute: Theology Museum

Physical address: University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

Telephone: 021 6503292

Website: www.uct.ac.za/depts/fitzpatrick

  • Planetarium: Astronomy Museum

Physical address: 25 Queen Victoria Street, City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

Telephone: 021 4813900

Website: www.museumsonline.co.za

  • Robben Island Museum: Political Museum

Physical address: Robben Island, Cape Town, 7400

Telephone: 021 4095100

Website: www.robben-island.org.za

  • Slave Lodge: Culture Museum

Physical address: cnr Wale & Adderley Street, City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

Telephone: 021 4608240

Website: www.museumsonline.co.za

  • South African Cultural History Museum

Physical address: National Mutual Building, Church Square, City Centre, Cape Town, 8000

Telephone: 021 4608200

Website: www.museumsonline.co.za

  • South Africa Museum: Natural History Museum

Physical address: 25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8000

Telephone: 021 4243330

Website: www.museumsonline.co.za

  • South African National Gallery

Physical address: Government Avenue, Gardens, Cape Town, 8000

Telephone: 021 4674660

Website: www.museumsonline.co.za