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Iziko Maritime Centre

Fl 1st Castle Street | Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, 8001, South Africa
+27 21 405 2880
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enormous model ships

It is the 2nd time that we visit this museum when we are in the Waterfront for Museum Night. The... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2017
Dirmu G
Model ships a big highlight

Located on the tourist hub that is the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, you find this historic exibit on... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2016
Pieter S
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The Iziko Maritime Centre features an overview of shipping in Cape Town. There is a collection of ship models and objects associated with shipping in Cape Town, in particular the era of mail-ships. Large and medium-sized images support the exhibitions, with the emphasis on the Union-Castle Line. A key part of this resource centre is the John H Marsh Maritime Research Centre. The Marsh collection consists of various collections including an important archive of nearly 20,000 photographs, depicting 9,200 ships dating from the late 1920s to the early 1960s.Please note that members of the public are currently unable to visit the SAS Somerset.
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Jul 21, 2017
“enormous model ships”
Jul 17, 2016
“Model ships a big highlight”
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Fl 1st Castle Street | Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

It is the 2nd time that we visit this museum when we are in the Waterfront for Museum Night. The enormous model ships & boats are amazing. Displayed in glass cabinets. They also have some artifacts (porcelain & silver, etc) on display which were on...More

Thank Dirmu G
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Located on the tourist hub that is the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, you find this historic exibit on many things connected to the Cape of Storms chronicling the last 400 years or so. It includes postal services, weather-related events and a brilliant model ship display...More

Thank Pieter S
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

From old engraved postage stones to artifacts found from shipwrecks and amazing models of ships. If you have an interest- or memories of old post ships etc, you will enjoy this museum

Thank Dirmu G
Reviewed March 14, 2016

Since the disappearance of Mr. Butcharts very unique modell ships, I am sad to say, the (Cape Town Maritime Museum) now Iziko Maritime Centre, has lost most of its value!

Thank brigitte855
Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Aside from some salvage from shipwrecks and pictures of photos, this museum is mostly ship models from the 20th century. The models and stories are very cool, but be prepared to read your way through the museum.

Thank trstimson
Reviewed October 9, 2015

As a family we visited the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. We visited the SAS Somerset vessel that is now part of Iziko museums. This was the longest serving ship of SA Navy and definitely worth visiting.

Thank Martin N
Reviewed July 4, 2015

Concise history of maritime travel especially that surrounding Cape Town. Visual displays and photos are enticing and most of all it presents Cape Town's Maritime history in an interesting and educational manner. A must see for those who appreciated the Chavonne's Battery Museum.

Thank Luc V
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