Free entry to museums on International Museum Day

International Museum Day

When was the last time you went to one of Cape Town's museums? Sadly, museums are suffering a bit in the digital age as they try to compete with the internet and Discovery Channel, which is why International Museum Day was launched in order to raise awareness about the role of museums in our society, and how people can rediscover museums. Cape Town is blessed with some fine museums, and on Friday 18 May, all the Iziko Museums (except the Castle) will be open free of charge, so there's no excuse not to pay them a visit and broaden your horizons. The theme for this year's International Museum Day is "Museums in a Changing World. New Challenges, New Inspirations." Iziko Museums are planning a range of activities, including three                  

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