‘We’re Back’ – the SA Jewish Museum is once again open to the public after four months of closure due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
The SAJM was one of the first museums to close for lockdown and is also among the first to reopen, after taking all the necessary precautions to ensure a safe and educational visit. During lockdown, once restrictions eased, SAJM used the time wisely to spruce up the campus and give the SAJM a good clean up. The entire outside area has been repaved and is looking smart and ready for visitors.
Please note, that to comply with social distancing regulations, opening hours have been amended, groups are limited and there are restrictions on the number of visitors in the museum at the same time.
WHEN: Current opening hours are :Sunday to Thursday: 10am to 4pm; Fridays: 10am to 2pm; Closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays
We’re Back: Covid-19 entry precautions
To ensure a safe environment, visitors will have to undergo Covid-19 screening precautions before being allowed entry into the museum. These include:
• Producing a form of photo ID
• Having their temperature taken
• Answering a screening questionnaire including contact details – to allow for contact tracing protocols.
SAJM – Museum Gift Shop
The museum gift shop will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. Shoppers are also able to pre-order items by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘We will prepare orders ahead of time and have them ready for collection. If anything is urgently needed from the shop on another day, please come to the museum as the manager on duty will be able to assist you.’
For those who are unable to visit in person, please browse the SAJM website to see the exciting initiatives they are offering online.
If you have never visited the museum in person or you would like a virtual refresher , don’t forget that you can take a virtual tour through the Old Synagogue and see all of the interactive exhibits and reconstructed shtetl through a VIRTUAL TOUR
WHERE: South African Jewish Museum 88 Hatfield Street Gardens Cape Town 8001