South African Museum | Western Cape Government

South African Museum


The South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago, traditional clothes from the last century, and T-shirts printed yesterday.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Office Hours:

Museum hours are subject to change without prior notification:
Open: 10:00 - 17:00 Daily
Closed: Worker's Day and Christmas Day

Owned / Funded by / Endorsed by: (The Government of South Africa)
Facility Category: Museums
Contact Information:
Street Address:

25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Postal Address:

PO Box 61, Cape Town, 8000

General Enquiries:
Telephone: 021 481 3800
Fax: 021 481 3993
Contact Notes:

Entrance fees are subject to change without prior notification:

Adults: R30
Children 6 - 18 years old: R15
South African pensioners, school learners and students: R5
Free entrance on selected commemorative days

The content on this page was last updated on 31 October 2013