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WElcome to

the south african jewish museum

MUSEUM HOURS

Sunday–Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 2pm
Closed Saturdays & Jewish Holidays

Open Public Holidays

Jewish Holidays: see HERE

   

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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.

ADMISSION PRICES

Standard Adult:                  R250

Students Over 12 years:      R50

Students Under 12 years:    FREE

 

SOUTH AFRICAN RESIDENTS

Discounted Adult entry fee:   R100

Discounted Senior entry fee:  R50

EXHIBITIONs
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We are excited once again be hosting the Herzlia High School Matric Art Exhibition at the South African Jewish Museum. This event is always a highlight at the museum. We are very proud to share the pupils' beautiful work with the  community.

EVENTS
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COMMUNITY HISTORY ONLINE

Music Seminar

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2023

Community History Online (CHOL) is an online gathering of people interested in chronicling the personal and communal Jewish history of South Africa. 
 

Set up under the auspices of the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies at UCT and the South African Jewish Museum, the CHOL forum is managed by volunteers with a deep interest in South African Jewish history.

SCHOOLS
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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.

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COMMENTS

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

  

Fabio, Brazil

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