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Chavonnes Battery Museum

Cape Town, Western Cape

The Chavonnes Battery is a visitor attraction about the early history of Cape Town, located opposite the Robben Island ferry, perfect to visit while waiting for the ferry or while others are shopping.

Host to UPYLondon Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 photo exhibition with 50 intriguing images in 10 categories including three exclusively British Waters. 100 finalists were selected from 20 countries including South Africa.

Immerse yourself in the colorful high format images and delightful insights of what can be found underwater and then step below sea-level to meander over and between the ribs of the archaeology ruins of the 18th century VOC fort buried for the past 140 years on the sand of the original shoreline of the "Cape of Storms".

Join a guide from local communities dressed in period costume on a museum tour or the official V&A Waterfront Historical Walking Tour to explore some of the 22 points of historical interest. Military Heritage Tours available on request.

The Chavonnes Battery Museum is also the ideal venue to host a function. The museum will organise catering, bar, technical and entertainment services to meet clients' needs. Cocktail parties can be given a fun twist with guides in period costume to welcome guests and provide tours and information, and tricorn (pirate) hats are available for photo opportunities with cannons. There will also be an opportunity for guests to fire a real muzzle-loaded cannon under supervision of the Cannon Association of SA.


Clock Tower Square, V&A Waterfront

Opening & Closing Times:

9am-4pm Daily.