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Be one of the lucky young explorers to experience the Iziko South African Museum after dark! Go stargazing in the Planetarium, and fall asleep in the magical Whale Well! On Friday, 6 October 2017, kids have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a sleepover at Cape Town’s landmark museum. Don’t miss out!
Join us for a celebration of our national heritage from 9–15 October 2017, right here at Iziko Museums of South Africa. South Africa is the third most biologically diverse country in the world, with our marine resources providing jobs, food and recreation for its people.
The prestigious Nature’s Best Photography Africaexhibition returns to the Iziko South African Museum this November. A culmination of winning photographs submitted for the African-focused photographic competition, this exhibition draws attention to the spectacular diversity of Africa’s flora and fauna.
For all new, upcoming and current exhibitions, planetarium shows, education and public programmes and events, and Friends activities currently on at Iziko Museums of South Africa, please see the Iziko website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute details.
Attend this exhibition opening! Thursday, 26 October 2017 at the Iziko South African National Gallery at 5:30 for 6 PM
School’s out! But just for one short week. Just long enough to plan a day-trip to Cape Town to have some fun while learning about art, the natural world, and our past. And don’t forget…DURING LOCAL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, children and accompanying adults PAY HALF-PRICE! With so many interesting museums and the planetarium to choose from, you’re spoiled for choice, at half the price! Take a look at what our museums have in store…
Over the past two months, the Iziko South African National Gallery has been enveloped by the melodic sounds of The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined. This exhibition is a contemporary multi-media installation based on The African Choir’s first tour to Victorian England in 1891.
In celebration of Heritage Day, Iziko Museums of South Africa hosted its 10th Annual in_herit Festival from 18–24 September 2017. Each year, Iziko presents fun-filled family edu-tainment to the public, whilst offering free entry to many of our museums throughout the week.
Beneath our feet, the streets of Cape Town hold the untold stories of our people. Hidden in plain sight, every single day we walk straight past – unaware of our rich heritage. It is said that every time an elderly person dies, it’s as if a library has burnt down, because all their knowledge is lost with them.
The rich history of South Africa brings with it diversity in language, culture, tradition and religion. On 24 September, we celebrate our diversity when we commemorate Heritage Day.
Pursuant to a restructuring exercise, the position of Director: Art Collections was abolished.
“Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) will be closing the Ethnography Hall at the Iziko South African Museum as from 15 September 2017. The current exhibition on indigenous ways of life in southern Africa was installed in the Ethnography Hall between 1970 and 1978. It supplemented the famous Khoesan diorama, which was removed in 2001.