The Bo–Kaap Museum is a monument to freed slaves and people of the Muslim faith after the abolition of slavery. They made Bo-Kaap their home painting their houses in a myriad of bright colours. Bo-Kaap is an area (that was also once known as Walendorp) in Schotschekloof at the foot of Signal Hill in Cape Town.
The museum showcases the culture and heritage of the local Islamic people and their culture and consists of a house furnished and decorated in the style of a typical 19th Century Muslim family.
This exhibition was opened on 14th October 2010 in the community hall of the museum and consists of magnificent contemporary and historical photographs of the area as well as a historical tale compiled from many interviews with the local inhabitants.
Mondays to Saturdays,10h00 - 17h00
Closed: Sundays, Workers' Day, Christmas Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha and 2 January
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