Michaelis Collection at the Old Town House

Michaelis Collection at the Old Town House information

Location
Cape Town , South Africa
Address
Greenmarket Sq
City Bowl
Getting there
Bus: Church/Longmarket
More information
www.iziko.org.za
Prices
admission R20/10
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Sat
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On the south side of Greenmarket Sq is the beautifully restored Old Town House, a Cape rococo building dating from 1755 that was once City Hall. It now houses the impressive art collection of Sir Max Michaelis. Dutch and Flemish paintings and etchings from the 16th and 17th centuries (including works by Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Anthony van Dyck) hang side by side with contemporary works – the contrasts between old and new are fascinating.