WC museums offer free entry for vaccinated tourists during September

Posted on 2 September 2021 By Anita Froneman

Partially and fully vaccinated tourists will get free entry to select museums in the Western Cape during Heritage Month, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sports, Anroux Marais said.

The Old Harbour Museum in Hermanus

“Usually visitors pay an entry fee to access our museums across the province, but to encourage all to get vaccinated, we are happy to waive this fee for the month of September in a bid to increase our vaccination numbers, while promoting our affiliated museums as we now contain, adapt and recover in the Western Cape,” Marais said.

The following museums are free for the month of September (vaccination cards need to be showed):

  • Bartolomeu Dias Museum (Mossel Bay)
  • Beaufort West Museum
  • CP Nel Museum (Oudtshoorn)
  • Drostdy Museum (Swellendam)
  • Genadendal Museum
  • Great Brak River Museum
  • Hout Bay Museum
  • Jan Danckaert Museum (Porterville)
  • Montagu Museum
  • Old Harbour Museum (Hermanus)
  • Oude Kerk Volksmuseum (Tulbagh)
  • SA Fisheries Museum (Laaiplek)
  • Stellenbosch Museum
  • Togryer Museum (Ceres)
  • Wellington Museum
  • Wheat Industry Museum (Moorreesburg)
  • Worcester Museum

Marais said the province also commemorates National Heritage Month acknowledging that cultural heritage goes beyond that which we find in our built environment, such as buildings, towns and monuments. “It includes our overall collective traditions and inherited lived expressions through oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, language and crafts. Intangible cultural heritage is an important part of maintaining cultural diversity. Our understanding of the intangible cultural heritage of our diverse communities helps foster social inclusion, intercultural dialogue and encourages mutual respect and creating new narratives and meaning.”

Picture: Old Harbour Museum Hermanus


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