Heart Transplant Museum a “must see”.



We recently had the privilege of visiting the "Heart of Cape Town Museum" – a wonderful testament to all those who played a role in a surgical feat that pushed the boundaries of science into the dawn of a new medical era, an era in which it became possible to transplant the symbol of the essence of life – the human heart

And this is no ordinary Museum – in fact it is probably the best Museum one can dream to visit – a wonderful guide (who infects you with his keen interested and enthusiasm) takes you on a personalized tour through the exact same rooms where the drama surrounding the first heart transplant unfolded.

From the scene of the car accident which provided the heart for the world's first heart transplant, through to the actual operating theatres, and on through to the recovery rooms – one gets caught up in the whirl of events that unfolded at Groote Schuur Hospital on December 3rd, 1967.

The museum is open seven days a week and Guided Tours are conducted every two hours.

Tour times: 09h00, 11h00, 13h00, 15h00 and 17h00 – BOOKING BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.


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Tel : (021) 404 1967

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