Explore the mystery and the magic of the V&A Waterfront on museum night. Spend Thursday, 28 June, watching live performances and taking in the best art the area has to offer.
The event is open to the public and entrance to these melting pots of creativity and culture is free and open from 5pm – 10pm. There will also be live musical performances and art shows through out the Waterfront.
A must-visit art gallery that has placed Cape Town on the map for international gallery representation is the Zeitz MOCAA. The museum is known for showcasing 21st century South African and African art pieces. The interactive sections to the gallery make it a multi-sensory experience. Spend the evening wandering through the nine floored gallery near the V&A Waterfront.
Cape Town was founded as a coastal and harbour district, the Maritime Centre provides an in-depth look into the history of Table Bay harbour. The gallery hosts a depiction of then and now pictures, as you are able to trace the development of the harbour from 17th – 20th century. There are ship models and a section dedicated to images of ships from the 1920s to early 1960s, it is located in the John H Marsh Maritime research centre.
Support your local Bokke and learn more about the history of the team at the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum. An array of trophies, jerseys and Springbok memorabilia and merchandise is on display to show the teams ranking through the years. Get into the game with the whole family as there are dedicated ‘Springbok trial’ game zones where visitors can test their try and kicking skills.
The Chavonnes Battery Museum hosts an array of history that paints the lives of soliders, slaves, shipmen, shipwrecks and seafarers from the 17th century. The museum showcases work and culture – from the Twenty Seven Years of Photojournalism exhibit to the archeology and ruins of Cape Town from 300 years ago. There is a historical walking tour on offer to discover the rich history of the Cape.
Delve into the Two Oceans Aquarium exhibit – whether great big sharks or friendly penguins fascinate you, there is something for the whole family. Take the kids along to learn about sustainable living and the ocean environment at the new Smart Living Challenge zone. With the school holidays here, this is a perfect excuse to get the kids out of the house for an evening.
A live music performance by Amara, a three piece band will take place at the museum as you wander through the history of South African medicine and the medical field. Understand the human body and its many facets through the gallery and displays.
There are more than 10 museums to explore on Museum night – take some friends, or your kids and enjoy.
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