Museum Services: Overview | Western Cape Government

Museum Services: Overview

Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
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The Museum Service of the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) aims to promote respect for cultural diversity in South Africa and appreciation of our natural heritage. The Museum Service therefore sets out to build understanding and pride of our diverse heritage through the affiliated museums.


  • To establish, upgrade and maintain museum infrastructure
  • To facilitate access to museum facilities and programmes
  • To achieve international standards in collections care and management
  • To transform museum content and museum exhibitions
  • To entrench quality education services for schools and provide opportunities for lifelong learning for all
  • To ensure service excellence at museums in the major centres

There are 31 affiliated museums in the Western Cape. Each of these museums develops and promotes collections, exhibitions and programmes for educational purposes and the public interest.

Find and explore our museums
Use our Living Atlas to see all of our museums and find out more about each facility.


The content on this page was last updated on 21 June 2023