The Heritage Museum

The Heritage Museum

The Heritage Museum is situated in Amlay House in Simon's Town in Cape Town, South Africa. The Heritage Museum was established in Amlay House (built in 1858). The Amlay family were forced to leave the town due to race issues in that time. The museum was created as a reminder of the Muslim culture in the town.

There are many interesting displays at the museum including a variety of Muslim artefacts, photographs which date back as far as the 1800's, cooking utensils and traditional bridal rooms to mention only a few. There is so much to see and many interesting tours. There is a tour around the Noorul Islam Mosque which was where the "people of colour" and Muslims lived before the removals.
Another interesting tour is the Kramat Tour. Tours take place on Wednesday and Thursday mornings only. A donation of R15 per person is asked.

Hours:
Tuesday to Friday - 11am - 4pm
Saturdays - 11am - 1pm
Sundays and Public holidays - open by appointment only
Closed on Eid days and Mondays

The garden is beautiful and is used for personal functions and braais. For more information contact 021-786-2302.

Accommodation Near The Heritage Museum

Sleeps: 5

No1Living Waters

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Simon's Town

0.4km East of The Heritage Museum

A beautiful townhouse above the Naval Harbour in Simonstown. The panoramic view is spectacular. You can look down onto the harbour, yacht club, and out to Glencairn, Kalk Bay and Gordon's Bay. In fact a clean sweep of the entire bay...

Graded:
Sleeps: 21 in 9 units/rooms

Mariner Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Simon's Town

0.6km East of The Heritage Museum

Custom built on the mountainside in historical Simon's Town, award-winning 4-star Mariner Guesthouse offers breathtaking sea views across False Bay. We are within walking distance of restaurants and beaches, and pride ourselves on offering style, comfort

Sleeps: 6

Harbour Lights - Simon's Town

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Simon's Town

0.6km East of The Heritage Museum

Welcome to Harbour Lights where sandy footsteps ensure that guests are at home! The house has magnificent Indian Ocean and False Bay views and overlooks the South African Navy's working Harbour, an easy walk to Boulders Beach famous...

Sleeps: 5

Cape Penguin Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Simon's Town

1.2km East of The Heritage Museum

The cottage has an open plan lounge-dining area leading onto a wooden deck. There are excellent sea views from the kitchen and deck. There are 3 bedrooms. The main bedroom has a queen size bed and en-suite; the second bedroom has a double bed and ...

Bayview Heights Gem

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Simon's Town

1.5km West of The Heritage Museum

This self-catering apartment is a perfect holiday retreat! It is located in a tucked-away tranquil complex with lovely gardens. The sea view is breath taking. Both bedroom and lounge have access to the balcony and enjoy 180 degree sea view.

Bay Splendour

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Simon's Town

1.6km North West of The Heritage Museum

Bay Splendour, nestles in a quiet cul-de-sac only ten minutes walk from the old world charm of Simon's Town, South Africa's premier naval station. A coastal gem of peace and tranquillity, Bay Splendour has a spacious open-plan lounge and kitchen...

Sleeps: 10

Simonstown Penthouse

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Simon's Town

1.8km North West of The Heritage Museum

Following on the great success of San's Place in Umdloti on the KZN North Coast, San has opened a penthouse situated in historic Simonstown on the Cape Peninsula. Simonstown is situated on the False Bay coast of the warm Indian Ocean...

Holiday Cottage

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Simon's Town

2.5km East of The Heritage Museum

Relax in the peaceful surroundings that this lovely sunny and light studio cottage offers. Enjoy sitting outside on the deck, light a barbecue while sipping on a glass of wine. Be mesmerized by the sea views. Great for couples, individuals, and business p

Graded:
Sleeps: 6

Felsensicht Holiday Home

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Simon's Town

2.7km East of The Heritage Museum

Luxury holiday home with stunning sea views of False Bay; 2 minutes walk to beach; 1 km from Boulders Penguin Beach; sleeps 6; beautifully furnished, fully equipped, all mod cons; satellite TV; free Wi-fi; superb patio for outdoor entertainment...

At Home With Marianella

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Simon's Town

2.7km North West of The Heritage Museum

Fully equipped seafront flatlet, additional rooms, honeymoon suite and entire complex available on request. The entire complex can accommodate up to 12 people if necessary. Amazing mountain and sea views, secure parking, DStv, playground equipment...