If you are looking at some fun activities to do on International Museum Day. There is no need to look further we’ve got you covered…

Here is a list of a few museums based in Cape Town to check out this week. 

  1. Irma Stern Museum 

If you enjoy artworks based off of German Expressionism and Post – Impressionism then this is the place for you. 

Operating Hours  

Weekdays: 10am – 5pm

Weekends: 10am – 2pm (Saturday)

*Closed on Public Holidays*

 Admission Costs

R65 – General Admission 

Free admission- Under 18’s, Pensioners & UCT Staff


    2. District Six Museum 

The District Six Museum is based in 25A Buitenkant Str, Cape Town, 8000. If you are someone that enjoys history and wants to learn a bit more about what District Six is all about then this is the place to go. They offer guided site walks by former residence of the area. 

Operating Hours

Monday 0 Saturday – 9am – 4pm 

Admissions Costs

R50 – Self-Guided

R65 With ex – resident guide 

R120 – Guided Site Tours 

R150 – Guided Site Tour with a snack 

Ex – residence and other areas of forced removals as well as South African Pensioners – Free entry. 


3. The Heart of Cape Town Museum 

The Heart of Cape Town Museum is based in Groote Schuur Hospital, Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925. This place pays tribute to everyone who contributed significantly to the surgical achievement that pushed the frontiers of science, and ushered in a new era of medicine. A fascinating glimpse at the first successful heart transplant is provided at this museum. 

Operating Hours

Weekdays: 9am – 3pm 

Guided Tours Weekdays: 9am, 11am & 1pm 

Weekend tours on prior requests only. 

Admission Costs

R350 – International Adults  

R200 – International Students (must have student card) 

R180 – South African Adults 

R90 – South African Students (must have student card) 

     4. Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa 

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is based in V&A Waterfront Silo District, S Arm Rd, Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001. The museum is known as the largest of its kind in Africa and it is also the first Major museum that focuses on Contemporary African Art. It features over a 100 galleries with 9 storeys of project spaces and exhibitions dedicated to contemporary and modern African art. This museum offers a variety of art mediums which includes sculptures, paintings, illustrations, fashion, photography and design. 

Operating Hours

Weekdays: 10am – 6pm (Tuesday till Sunday) 

Admissions Costs

R230-  Adults  

Free Wednesdays 10am – 1pm is free for South African Citizens (provide ID) 

Under 18’s – free