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Iziko Michaelis Collection

Cape Town, Western Cape

Housed in Cape Town’s historic Old Town House (1755), the Michaelis Collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings is the most significant of its kind outside of Europe and America. Featuring works by Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Jacob van Ruisdael, the collection was given to the nation by Sir Max Michaelis in 1914.

While the Collection forms the key attraction at the Old Town House, the venue is also used for a range of temporary exhibitions that provide food for thought and debate about South Africa’s unique cultural legacy. The Old Town House is also the home of the Friends of the Michaelis Collection, a body that provides support for ongoing educational and conservation projects. Regular musical events, lectures and guided tours draw many visitors.

Contact Details:

021 481 3933


Old Town House, Greenmarket Square, Cape Town

Opening & Closing Times:

10am-5pm (Mon-Sat)
Closed: Sundays, Christmas and Workers' Days.