New Cape Town Museum to be housed in the old Standard Bank Building museum will be hosting permanent exhibitions on the history and development of Cape Town from the earliest times. Visitors can also expect to see exhibitions on contemporary Cape Town, and on the Cape Town of the future.  It will become a key access point for residents to get an overview of the history and development of their city. The museum will also act as a reliable introduction for tourists to Cape Town.

This 1880s heritage building was known to many as the “Queen of Adderley Street”. It has now been given a contemporary purpose that reflects the diversity of the City and its heritage.

The Cape Town Museum is a new-generation heritage institution that will provide innovative ways for local residents and tourists to interact with the collection. It’s expected that the museum will first be proclaimed as a provincial museum and then become a regional museum for the City of Cape Town metropolitan area.


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  1. Western Cape Government