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The Iziko South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by...more
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It was a nice experience but the neglect is starting to show in terms of cleanliness wear and tear in the carpets and lack of deep cleaning.
The planetarium presentation was excellent including the presenter !!!
Hadn't looked forward to a museum visit - but this one was good. Real variety of displays and excellent introduction to African animals and birds - well displayed and logically presented. Some interesting natural history exhibits. Lots to interest all ages
We visited the Iziko museum and planetarium with two youngsters under eight and what a fun morning it was! The museum is always a good place to take children, with its amazing collections, but the favourite is always the marine creatures exhibit with its whale...More
We were in town running errands and finished early so thought we would take our almost 3 year old to the museum. He seemed to have an absolute blast but for me it was sad to see the empty exhibits, outdated and dark museum for...More
We spent around 45min in it, not at all what we expected (learn about South African history). The best part was the exhibition about water, given the scarcity in the Cape region. I would not have been there if it had not been included in...More
I found nothing interesting in this museum but a dinosaur collection.
The rest exhibition gave me strong 80-90s vibes, it needs renovation and lacks interactivity.
Quite a boring place to visit but if you have a lot of free time, why not.
I found this museum quite quaint and old fashioned. I guess you get used to interactive displays and modern audio visual effects now and this museum just reminded me of something out of the 1970's and 80's. There were a huge amount of stuffed animals...More
after a Hight Tea at Lord Nelson, we wanted to stretch our legs a bit. Within 500 meters, we found the Natural historic Museum IZIKO.
I just loved it and could not understand the negative or mediocre reactions on Tripadvisor. A wide range of historic...More
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