City Centre Galleries and Museums

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District Six Museum in City Centre

District Six Museum

Galleries and Museum in City Centre

District Six was the name of the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town, established in 1867. The museum acts as a reminder of the terrible forceful removal of the residents during South Africa's apartheid era. District Six was marked as a white-only area in 1966 following the Group Areas Act in 1950. As a result, 60 000 people were forcibly moved out of their homes and resettled in the barren area known today as the Cape Flats. Homes were levelled with bulldozers, leaving little reminder that District Six ever existed. Following South Africa's transition to democracy in 1994, the District Six Museum was founded to represent as a memorial to the people and their heritage, and to confront South Africa's dark past.

Iziko Planetarium in City Centre

Iziko Planetarium

Galleries and Museum in City Centre

The Iziko Planetarium is housed in the South African Museum building in Cape Town. The venue is a round celestial theatre, utilising a complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. Night skies are created within the dome, coupled with great audio to make the experience a unique and memorable one. Opening hours: Open all week; Closed on Workers' Day, Christmas Day and the first Monday of every month. Entry fee: Adults (19 years and older): R25; Children, students and SA Pensioners: R10.

Pink Flamingo Cinema in City Centre

Pink Flamingo Cinema

Galleries and Museum in City Centre

Celebrate a cinema experience beneath the stars in the world's only rooftop trailer park at the Pink Flamingo Cinema. Get your free pop-corn, candy cone and welcome drink with your ticket. Movies start at 19:00. For private screenings call 021 424 7247.

Galleries and Museums near City Centre

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Bo-Kaap Museum in Bo-Kaap

Bo-Kaap Museum

Galleries and Museum in Bo-Kaap(0.3 km from City Centre)

The Bo-Kaap is the historical Cape Town residential area of freed slaves and muslims following the abolition of slavery. The Bo-Kaap Museum is located in Wale Street and acts as a cultural history museum, depicting the lifestyle of the nineteenth-century muslim family. Open from Mondays to Saturdays from 10h00 to 17h00. Children under 18 years enjoy free entrance.

Cape Town Diamond Museum in V and A Waterfront

Cape Town Diamond Museum

Galleries and Museum in V and A Waterfront(2 km from City Centre)

Located in the Clock Tower precinct of Cape Town's V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world's most precious gem. Take a guided tour of the museum by a diamond professional, providing a unique opportunity to experience the wonderful world of diamonds and understand why the world’s most desired treasure has been met with such allure and fascination over the centuries. Duration: 25-40 minutes. Maximum 10 adults per tour.

Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch

Baxter Theatre

Galleries and Museum in Rondebosch(6.8 km from City Centre)

The Baxter Theatre Centre provides an exciting forum for the celebration of life which is the essence of live theatre, music and dance. It is one of the major live theatre venues in Cape Town and has always been at the forefront of the performing arts both as a popular venue and as a leading producer.The Baxter Theatre Centre at the University of Cape Town endeavours to present and host the best of South African performing arts. The objective is to reflect the cultures of all the people of South Africa on our stages and in our galleries. The Baxter Theatre strives to present cutting-edge and major works from South Africa and masterpieces from the international repertoire. Since its opening in 1977 the complex has continued to provide a stage for all types of professional entertainment - music, drama, ballet, opera and intimate theatre. Even through the difficult years of racial segregation its doors remained open to everyone and it thrived, drawing on indigenous talent and creating a uniquely South African theatre tradition.


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