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WElcome to the south african jewish museum


Standard Adult: R250
Students Over 12 years: R50
Students Under 12 years: FREE



Discounted Adult: R100

Discounted Senior: R50

Discovering the story of one of the great communities of the Jewish diaspora is one of Cape Town’s

not-to-be missed heritage experiences.

Situated on perhaps the most historic urban square mile in the country and built as an extension of South Africa’s oldest synagogue, the South African Jewish Museum is a marvel of modern architecture whose contents mirror this fusion of the old world and the new. Its gleaming interiors house a range of interactive displays, audio-visual presentations and fascinating artefacts, taking visitors on a journey back to South African Jewry’s early roots in Eastern Europe and elsewhere. Featuring a life-sized recreation of a shtetl, the museum traces the cultural history of Jews, Jewish life and Judaism in general.

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EXTENDED UNTIL END JULY In this solo exhibition, "Set in Stone," artist Joe Turpin presents a blend of mixed media installations and paintings. Through this diverse array of artworks, Turpin embarks on a compelling exploration of Jewish identity and history, delving into personal memories, loss, and mourning.



Date: Sunday 21 July 2024 | Time: 14h30

An outrageous miscellany of lies, myths, untruths, fibs and fabrications that tell the woeful history of South Africa. Aimed at offending and entertaining everyone in equal measure, this will have South Africans sniggering and spluttering into their porridge. It will also pique their curiosity.


The SAJM offers programmes to students of all ages from pre-school to university level. We can arrange a general tour lasting about an hour, or a programme tailored to specific ages, interests and requests. Theme-specific programmes are also developed around our temporary exhibitions.


 "Beautiful exhibitions, beautiful building and beautiful setting. Thank you for the experience"


Fabio, Brazil

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