South African Jewish Museum Tours

The South African Jewish Museum, opened in 2000 in Cape Town, features exhibits highlighting the Jewish history of South Africa – with its roots largely in Eastern Europe. Visitors can see part of Cape Town's Old Synagogue, built in 1863 and situated on the same grounds as the museum, as well as the richly decorated 1905 Great Synagogue while exploring the interactive displays.

In addition to the pieces of Judaica, the museum also plays a documentary about Nelson Mandela and includes a remarkable collection of Japanese netsuke art.

Practical Info

The South African Jewish Museum is located near the National Gallery and Company Gardens. The site is open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 5pm and on Friday from 10am to 2pm. The museum is closed on Jewish holidays. Tickets cost SAR50 for adults, SAR30 for seniors and are free for children under 12. Photo ID is required to enter the museum.
Address: 88 Bouquet Street, Cape Town 8000, South Africa
Admission: SAR50
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