The Western Cape’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has announced free access to any affiliated museums for those presenting vaccination cards – both fully and partially vaccinated. According to Minister Anroux Marais, visitors usually pay an entry fee to access museums across the province, however, to encourage all to get vaccinated, they are happy to waive this fee for the month of September in a bid to increase the vaccination numbers.
“While we hope to promote our affiliated museums through this campaign, we also commemorate National Heritage Month acknowledging that cultural heritage goes beyond that which we find in our built environment, such as buildings, towns and monuments. It includes our overall collective traditions and inherited lived expressions through oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, language and crafts,” Marais expressed.
Marais also appealed to all members of the public to get their vaccination as soon as they can so that the province can safely start to open up more of the cultural sector particularly the arts industry.
The following museums are free to those vaccinated for the month of September:
- Bartolomeu Dias Museum (Mossel Bay)
- Beaufort West Museum; CP Nel Museum (Oudtshoorn)
- Drostdy Museum (Swellendam)
- Genadendal Museum Great Brak River Museum
- Hout Bay Museum
- Jan Danckaert Museum (Porterville)
- Montagu Museum
- Old Harbour Museum (Hermanus)
- Oude Kerk Volksmuseum (Tulbagh) SA Fisheries Museum (Laaiplek)
- Stellenbosch Museum
- Togryer Museum (Ceres)
- Wellington Museum
- Wheat Industry Museum (Moorreesburg)
- Worcester Museum