Bo-Kaap Museum

Bo-Kaap Museum

Discover the fascinating history and unique culture of the Bo-Kaap, tucked away under the slopes of Signal Hill. Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, this bright and colourful neighbourhood has a rich Cape Malay culture with roots as old as Cape Town itself.

Bo-Kaap Cultural and Heritage Gateway offers visitors a unique perspective on this beautiful community. Take the opportunity to enjoy the rich heritage of the area while supporting local entrepreneurs and businesses. Enjoy the sights and smells of the Bo-Kaap Food and Craft Market, or discover the delicious culinary secrets for which the Bo-Kaap is known with a Cape Malay cooking class

The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage. The Museum was established in 1978 as a satellite of the SA Cultural History Museum. It was furnished as a house that depicts the lifestyle of a nineteenth-century Muslim family.

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