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South African Museum - Iziko Museums

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South African Museum - Iziko Museums
25 Queen Victoria Street
8001 Cape Town
South Africa
Venue Type: Museum
QUICK FACTS
Open hours
Sun-Sat 10-5
Phone
+27 (0)21 481 3800
Gallery type
Contemporary
DESCRIPTION

The South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago, traditional clothes from the last century, and T-shirts printed yesterday.

The South African Museum was founded in 1825. In 1897 the Museum moved to its present building in the historic Company's Garden. Since then millions of visitors have wandered its halls and corridors to be stimulated and inspired by its collections and exhibitions. They have left the Museum with a better understanding of the earth and its biological and cultural diversity, past and present.