Africa’s the Oldest and Biggest Museum — Iziko South African Museum

The Iziko South African Museum is a South African national museum located in Cape Town a city that is a capital of South Africa and has the famous prisoner site of Robben Island.

Iziko South African Museum
The museum was founded in 1825, the first in the country. It has been on its present site in the Company’s Garden since 1897. The museum houses important African zoology, palaeontology and archaeology collections.

Iziko South African Museum
Iziko South African Museum is an amalgamation of 11 museums, a planetarium, two libraries and a social history center situated on the ‘museum mile’, a route that begins in the Company’s Garden.

Iziko South African Museum

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Iziko’s flagship museum houses many fascinating exhibits. Exhibits include archaeological collections from the Khoi-San and the fossils of early human ancestors; an impressive marine biology collection; rocks and minerals; dinosaur dioramas and a life-size display of African dinosaur fossils — a hit with families. The Planetarium is located inside the museum, it can recreate the African night sky over 26,000 years – past, present and future.

Iziko South African Museum
the South African National Gallery offers unique insights into South Africa’s past and present through a wide range of historical and contemporary artwork. The gallery has acquired a vast collection of African and international artwork, including paintings, sculptures, photography, beadwork, textiles, and works on paper.

Iziko South African Museum
The Maritime Centre is situated in the bustling V&A Waterfront, and features an overview of shipping in Cape Town. Here visitors will find an impressive collection of animal models and artifacts from the era of mail-ships, specifically the Union-Castle Line.

The Iziko South African Museum
The above is just the tip of the museum, there are many attractions waiting for you to discover in The Iziko South African Museum. For more information visit http://www.iziko.org.za/.

Iziko South African Museum