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In light of the national lock down extension announced by the President, 

Iziko Museums of South Africa will be closed to the public until 25 July, 2021

Iziko sincerely values the support of our visitors, and although the museum sites will be closed, visitors are encouraged to visit us online.

Throughout this uncertain period, Iziko has been connected and working to showcase our unique work and collections on the website.
Visit to explore all that we have on offer, and keep up-to-date on our reopening and Covid-19 safety protocols.

Make sure to also like, follow and share our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok!

For more information about our timed-access session click HERE

Iziko Museums of South Africa operates the premier public art and cultural destinations in Cape Town. This flagship heritage institution, manages 11 national museums; collection-specific libraries; a world-class Social History Archive and the most advanced digital Planetarium and Digital Dome on the African Continent.

IZIKO is an isiXhosa word, meaning ‘hearth’, traditionally and symbolically the social centre of the home; a place associated with warmth, kinship and ancestral spirits. Here food is prepared and shared, stories are told, and knowledge passed from one generation to the next. Similarly, the museums that make up Iziko are spaces for cultural interaction. We are proud to ignite connections between our shared history, our heritage, and each other.


Art Conservation Book launch at Isang to Art Conservation Book launch at ISANG



Busisiwe Carneson performs at the online opening of
Red in the Rainbow
– on exhibition at the Iziko Slave Lodge.