Museum Africa

This impressive old building was once the city's fruit and vegetable market. Sadly nowadays there's an air of neglect inside this vast space and the museum has struggled to maintain some of its permanent exhibitions. That said, they do regularly host some good temporary art and history exhibitions which can be worth a visit if you are in the area.

The fifth floor is dedicated to the collection of 19th-Century cameras and historic photos of the Bensusan Photography Museum and Library.

Unfortunately, the collection of precious gems and crystals that were the highlight of the Geological Museum on the ground floor were stolen in 2013, although you can still visit the rest of the geological displays.

The new privately funded South African Hip Hop Museum sadly suffered water damage in late 2020, although work is back underway to continue building this exciting celebration of the rich history of local hip hop culture. We expect it to open at some point in late 2021.


Open 09:00–17:00. Closed Mon.
Holiday Dates – Closed Dec 25, 2022 & Dec 26, 2022

Price/Additional Info

Admission free.


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