Iziko South African Museum is South Africa’s National Museum and has been located in The Company’s Garden in Cape Town since 1897. This museum is not only a natural history museum but a living museum showcasing the latest contemporary collections. Literally millions of people have walked through the museum and have been fascinated with its diverse displays and collections. The South African Museum was established in 1825 by Sir Charles Somerset and was the first museum to be established in South Africa. It is the largest and oldest museum in the country and is housed in a charming late Victorian style building.
The museum is very large and is divided into distinctive sections:
Guided tours are offered from time to time where the visitor can visit the laboratories and the Archives of the museum. There are more collections archived than there are on display and these tours offer the public an opportunity to view them.
These dedicated people are always willing to give talks at schools clubs or other interested groups.They will also identify strange items that people find and take to them. Museum Scientists are often called upon to undertake environmental impact assessments, which help protect our heritage.
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