Heritage Museum

Heritage Museum information

Cape Town , South Africa
Address
Street Almay House, King George Way
Getting there
train Simon’s Town
More information
www.simonstown.com/museum/sthm.htm
Prices
admission R5
Opening hours
11am-4pm Tue-Thu & Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Simon’s Town’s community of Cape Muslims was 7000 strong before apartheid forcibly removed most of them, mainly to the suburb of Ocean’s View across on the Atlantic side of the peninsula. This interesting small museum, with a lovely front garden, is dedicated to the evictees and based in Almay House (dating from 1858). It’s curated by Zainab Davidson, whose family was kicked out in 1975. Nearby, Alfred Lane leads to the handsome mosque , built in 1926.