Stop 14: South African Museum

South African Museum

Getting There

25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Contact Details

+27 (0)21 481 3800

Operating Hours

Daily 10am-5pm (closed on Workers Day and Christmas Day)

Stop Information

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Adults R30, Pensioners & Students R15 (with valid card), Kids 6-18yrs R15, Kids under 5 Free, Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) R75

Things to see and do at the South African Museum

  • See over 1.5 million items of cultural and scientific importance. For every object on exhibition at the South African Museum, there are thousands more carefully stored away. For nearly 200 years scientists at the museum have been adding to these collections and studying them
  • Learn about fossils over a million years old. The collections now range from fossils almost 700 million years old including that of insects and fish
  • Visit nearby heritage sites such as St George’s Cathedral, South African Houses of Parliament and South African National Gallery. Or explore even further to the South African LibraryJewish Museum and the Great Synagogue
  • Visit the Planetarium, adjoining the museum, where you can learn more about the planets and stars, or take a stroll through the Company's Garden and watch the squirrels go by

How much time do I need?

Spend at least two hours at this stop, more if you'd like to visit adjoining museums and heritage sites.

How much does it cost?

Learn more about entry fees to the South African Museum and other close-by historic attractions here.