In commemoration of Heritage Month, a select number of museums including the Zeitz MOCAA will offer free access for locals along with workshops, guided tours and walkabouts from 24 – 30 September 2018.

In celebration of the holiday, the Iziko Museum is running a range of events on Heritage Day along with more activities available until the end of September.

Heritage Day Events: 

The Iziko museums will come to life on 24 September with an array of unique activities on offer for patrons.  Entrance is free for locals on Heritage Day.

There will be guided tours of the Groot Constantia Manor house, Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum, Castle of Good Hope and the Iziko South African Museum.

The museums will offer interactive activities such as jewellery-making, a cartoon workshop, mock-fossil digs, fossil casting and painting your own masterpiece.

It is a day that will allow patrons to submerge themselves in understanding South African history and culture by getting involved.

Musical and dance performances will be hosted at selected museums by community cultural performers such as Marimba Jam Trio Group, Rainbow Academy and Our Future Dance Group – celebrating our local talent.

 

Half price to the Planetarium 

Astronomy lovers and those fascinated with the science of planets can enjoy half-price entrance to the newly renovated Planetarium and Digital Dome.

There is a multi-sensory 360 ° cinema experience available at the museum – emerging visitors in the galaxy.

Entry will cost R30 per adult and R15 for children under the age of 18 and pensioners on Heritage Day.

 

In_Herit Festival 

In celebration of their Heritage month festival, the Iziko Museum will offer free entry from 24 – 30 September at the following selected museums.

– South African Museum

– Bo-Kaap Museum

– Rust and Vreugd

– South African National Gallery

– Koopmans De Wet House

– Maritime Centre

– Slave Lodge

 

Museum Night at V&A Waterfront 

The acclaimed Zeitz MOCAA museum will be offering free entry from 10am – 6pm with the last free patrons entering at 5.30pm. The iconic art house and museum will host live activations as the holiday coincides with their one-year celebration.

The in-house restaurant at Zeitz MOCAA will provide a South African themed menu for lunch, offering vetkoek, Cape Malay curry, gourmet boerie rolls and beer special for R95.

Free entry to explore the museums will allow locals to get a full dose of arts and culture this Heritage month and truly appreciate our culture and diversity.

If your love of art extends past this Heritage month check out these 5 must-visit art galleries in Cape Town. Did you know Cape Town was labelled a global art destination?

 

Picture: Facebook/Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome

Article written by

Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.