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“Great museum made excellent by guide”

Iziko Bo Kaap Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Very interesting insight to South African history that is often neglected in many narratives.
Made 5* with tour guide shireen

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Shireen Nackerdien
Tel: +27 21 422 1554
Mobile No: +27 82 423 6932

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

A Small Museum but big enough as the whole Bo Kaap area is steeped in the history. After the visit go for a walk around Bo Kaap to see for yourself.

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Museum has very little to offer that was new or interesting. Ok for a quick drop by if one is neasrby, but definitely not worth out of your way for .

2  Thank Nabila G
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

This museum seemed similar to the District 6 museum in that we didn't feel we really got a good overview and needed a guide to highlight information. Luckily, we stopped to ask questions of a woman working there, and she was amazingly informative (for instance, we were really unclear on what the Bo Kapp area was and how it formed---not directly answered in the displays). Between her, some of our drivers, and the Jewish Museum, we learned a lot. For instance, coming from the U.S., when we saw services available for whites and colored, we thought that covered everyone, but colored has a different meaning in the U.S than in South Africa. The woman at this museum helped me get past my unwitting confusion--I was completely misunderstanding their distinctions based on the background experiences that formed my way of thinking. THAT was eye opening to me!

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Very welcoming and user friendly. Took some senior citizens for a visit and the staff was so accommodating with reminding us that the older visitors receive discounts and also arranged for wheelchairs for make the visit more pleasant. Well done to the staff your professionalism and friendly helpful attitudes really made the visit very pleasant. Keep up the good work. God bless. x

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