Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

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Place Category: Iziko Museum Route, Routes, Themes, Arts, Crafts and Antiques, and MuseumsPlace Tags: Bo-Kaap, Cape Malay, house, Iziko Bo Kaap Museum, and Muslim

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    The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic Bo-Kaap area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage.

    The Bo-Kaap itself is well worth a visit. Colourful houses, steep cobbled streets, the muezzin’s calls to prayer, and children traditionally dressed for Madrassa, add to this unique Cape experience.

    The Museum was established in 1978 as a satellite of the SA Cultural History Museum. It was furnished as a house that depicts the lifestyle of a nineteenth-century Muslim family.

    Today, the museum is in a transformation stage.

    The Bo-Kaap Museumis being changed into a social history museum that will tell the story of the local community within a national socio-political and cultural context and two new displays with this theme have already been completed

    71 Wale Street, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town 8000

    Open Mon to Sat 09h00 to 16h00

    Closed on Sun, Workers’ Day, Christmas Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha and January 2

    Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3938

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