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The Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum is one of the earliest homes built in the Bo-Kaap area, dating back to the mid-eighteenth century. The museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery. This tour gives you a chance to explore  local Islamic culture and heritage and the house which was declared a National Monument in 1965 and restored in the 1970s and recently, a world heritage site.

The museum is a social history museum that tells the story of the local community within a national socio-political and cultural context. Originally furnished as a house, it depicted, in a picturesque and stereotypical way, the lifestyle of a nineteenth-century Cape Muslim family.

The Bo-Kaap itself is well worth a visit. Colourful houses, steep cobbled streets, the muezzin’s calls to prayer, and children traditionally dressed for Madrassa, add to this unique Cape experience.

When and where?

Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum

Sat 18 May 2019 at 10:00 AM (SAST)
Sat 18 May 2019 at 11:00 AM (SAST)

Organiser details

Iziko Museums of South Africa

021 481 3874