Top Museums in Cape Town

In case you still think art and museums are boring, Condé Nast Traveler just released their take on the Top 15 Best list they deem worthy of visiting when you’re in Cape Town.

“The city’s art scene is on fire, from cultural touchstones to cutting-edge contemporary” says Mary Holland from Condé Nast.

“Recognized as the World Design Capital in 2014, the art and design scene in Cape Town is flourishing. There are big museums (Zeitz MOCAA) and small galleries (Southern Guild); old ones (Everard Read) and new ones (SMITH Studio).

But in Cape Town, it’s not all about the art. The city has a number of unmissable historic and cultural museums that showcase the country’s deep and complex cultural history—from sites such as Nelson Mandela’s former cell to a less-expected museum that showcases the country’s Jewish heritage.”

Here are their picks of Cape Town’s best museums to help you experience a bit of it all.

  • Southern Guild (pictured above)
  • Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden
  • Irma Stern Museum
  • Iziko South African Museum
  • Everard Read Cape Town 
  • South African Jewish Museum
  • WhatIfTheWorld
  • Robben Island Museum
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Zeitz MOCAA (pictured below)
  • Stevenson Gallery
  • Smith Studio
  • District Six Museum
  • Norval Foundation, and last but not least
  • Iziko South African National Gallery

If you wish to linger over all their choices, go here to see more. 
If you’re intrigued by this list, wait till you see what else we recommend you also do!

Images courtesy of Condé Nast Traveler

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