*Excluding Planetarium & Castle of Good Hope

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Fees & Operating Times

New Fees and Operating Times for Iziko Museums from 1 April 2011
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Foyer Renovations

The Iziko South African Museum is currently finalising a repair and renovation project, funded by the Department of Public Works. Certain public areas such as the foyer, restaurant and retail area will be renovated and upgraded. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


The South African Museum was founded in 1825. In 1897 the Museum moved to its present building in the historic Company's Garden. Since then millions of visitors have wandered its halls and corridors to be stimulated and inspired by its collections and exhibitions. They have left the Museum with a better understanding of the earth and its biological and cultural diversity, past and present.


25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town


Open daily 10:00-17:00
Closed Workers Day and Christmas Day

Entrance fees

Adults19 years and older: R20
Students and SA Pensioners: R10
Visitors 18 years and under: Free
Free entrance on selected commemorative days.

School groups: School groups have free entrance to Iziko Museums. Services and materials provided by the Education and Public Programmes department will incur a cost of R2 per learner. Contact Ms Lungi Mvimbi on 021 481 3800 or via email on lmvimbi@iziko.org.za for school bookings and enquiries.


Parking: Yes
Disabled access: Yes
Shop: Closed
Café: Closed
Conference facilities: Yes
Special needs, please call +27 (0)21 481 3800


Telephone +27 (0)21 481 3800
Fax: +27 (0)21 481 3993
Email: info@iziko.org.za

Postal Address

South African Museum
PO Box 61
Cape Town