Iziko Museums of South Africa admission fee adjustments 2013

  • Posted: Mar 15, 2013

Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) is the custodian of our country’s heritage. Iziko operates 11 national museums, the Planetarium, the Social History Centre and three collection-specific libraries in Cape Town.  After benchmarking with museums of similar size, Iziko has revised its admission fee structure for the first time since 2010. The new admission fee adjustments will be implemented as of 1 April 2013.

Iziko is a public entity and non-profit organisation, and generates about 27% of its own funding. “The cost of operating museums and generating innovative exhibitions and public programmes is costly. Our museums are striving to be a part of urban regeneration programmes through social inclusion and social justice museum programmes. They are inclusive places where people explore our collective heritage, historic and artistic landscape. Our offerings are excellent value for money.” says Ms Rooksana Omar, Chief Executive Officer, Iziko Museums of South Africa.

The schedules tabulated below detail the fee adjustments for all Iziko museums.

Museum

Adults

6 to 18

Family ticket

SA students
and pensioners 

Booked school groups

Iziko Planetarium

R40

R20

R100

R20

R10

Notes related to the Planetarium:

  • Free entrance to the Planetarium only on International Museum Day (18 May) and Heritage Day (24 September).
  • SA pensioners’ and students’ discounts are only applicable upon provision of a valid student or pensioners’ card.
  • A family ticket includes 2 adults and 2 children (aged 6 to 18). 
  • School bookings for Planetarium shows are compulsory and must be made via the Iziko Education and Public Programmes booking office by contacting  Ms Lungi Mvimbi on Tel: 021 481 3823 or via email on lmvimbi@iziko.org.za                
  • Unbooked school groups will unfortunately not be permitted to the Planetarium.

Museum

Adults

 6 to 18

Family ticket

SA
students & pensioners

Booked school groups

Unbooked schools groups

Iziko South African Museum

R 30

R 15

R 75

R 15

R 5

R 8

Iziko South African National Gallery

R 30

R 15

R 75

R 15

R 5

R 8

Iziko Slave Lodge

R 30

R 15

R 75

R 15

R 5

R 8

Iziko Groot Constantia Manor House

R 30

R 15

R 75

R 15

R 5

R 8

Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

R 20

R 10

R 50

R 10

R 5

R 8

Iziko Bertram House Museum

R 20

R 10

R 50

R 10

R 5

R 8

Iziko Koopman's-de Wet House

R 20

R 10

R 50

R 10

R 5

R 8

Iziko Maritime Centre

R 20

R 10

R 50

R 10

R 5

R 8

Iziko Old Town House

R 20

R 10

R 50

R 10

R 5

R 8

Iziko Rust & Vreugd (from gate)

R 20

R 10

R 50

R 10

R 5

R 8

Notes related to the museums included in the table above:

  • Free entrance to these museums on certain commemorative days. (specified in editor’s note below)
  • Children aged 5 and under enter free of charge.
  • A family ticket includes 2 adults and 2 children (between the ages of 6 and 18).
  • SA pensioners’ and students’ discounts are only applicable upon provision of a valid student or pensioners’ card.
  • 50% discount for children and accompanying adults during SA government school holidays
  • Dates: 29.03 - 08.04;    22.06 -14.07;     21.09 - 30.09;     05.12 - 15.01
  • SA pensioners and students enter free on Fridays, upon provision of a valid card (excluding Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium).
  • School bookings must be made via the Iziko Education and Public Programmes booking office by contacting Ms. Lungi Mvimbi on Tel: 021 481 3823 or via email on lmvimbi@iziko.org.za

Iziko Museums of South Africa promotes creative thinking, scholarship, learning, innovation and knowledge exchange, and seeks to entertain and inspire our visitors. “We aspire to make our knowledge and collections accessible, and to showcase both our tangible and intangible heritage for all South Africans and future generations.Iziko is committed to increasing access to our nation’s heritage and will continue to provide free access to our museums on certain commemorative days,” Ms Omar stated.

The Iziko William Fehr collection is housed at the Castle of Good Hope. Admission fees for the Castle of Good Hope are set by it’s governing body, the Castle Control Board. The table below details admission fees to the Castle effective as of 1 April 2013.

Castle of Good Hope

Adults

SA Pensioners

SA students/ scholars

Monday to Saturday

R 30

R 15

R 15

Sunday

R 20

R 10

R 5

Notes related to the Castle of Good Hope:

  • Free entrance to the Castle of Good Hope only on International Museum Day (18 May) and Heritage Day (24 September).
  • School bookings must be made via the Iziko Education and Public Programmes booking office by contacting Ms. Lungi Mvimbi on Tel: 021 481 3823 or via email on lmvimbi@iziko.org.za

The demands of the 21st Century as well as global and South African developmental contextsrequire new ways of thinking about heritage and culture. As a national museum, Iziko’s mandate is to conserve, preserve and interpret the cultural, natural and artistic heritage that is part of the national estate. More than 2.26 million objects contained in Iziko’s collections form an irreplaceable part of our nation’s wealth and legacy.

Museums offer its visitors a unique platform to develop their social and cultural capital.The museums that make up Iziko have their own history and character, presenting extensive art, social and natural history collections that reflect our diverse African heritage.

ENDS

Editor’s Notes:

COMMEMORATIVE DAYS – FREE ENTRANCE (excluding Iziko Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope)

  • Human Rights Day: 21 March
  • Freedom Day: 27 April
  • International Museum Day: 18 May
  • Africa Day: 25 May
  • Youth Day: 16 June
  • National Women’s Day: 9 August
  • Heritage Week: 21-27 September 2013
  • National Aids Awareness Day: 1 December
  • Emancipation Day: 1 December
  • Day of Reconciliation: 16 December
  • Free entrance to the Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium only on International Museum Day and Heritage Day. 

 

 Media enquiries contact Melody Kleinsmith via email on mkleinsmith@iziko.org.za


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