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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.

Nearby Listings

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Sleeps: 21 in 9 units/rooms
From R 695,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Mariner Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Simon's Town

0.6km East of center 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

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Sleeps: 5
From R 1 300,00
Per unit, per night.

Cape Penguin Cottage

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

1.2km East of center of The Heritage Museum

Cape Penguin Cottage is situated in Simon's Town, close to three beaches with safe swimming, smallish waves and no backwash or rip currents. Sleeps 5 adults in 3 bedrooms and a mattress can be put out for an additional child.

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Bay Splendour

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

1.6km North West of center 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...

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Sleeps: 10
From R 2 800,00
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Simonstown Penthouse

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Simon's Town

1.8km North West of center 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...

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Sleeps: 14 in 2 units/rooms

At Home With Marianella

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

2.6km North West of center 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...

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Sleeps: 6
From R 2 695,00
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Felsensicht Holiday Home

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

2.7km East of center 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...

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Moonglow Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Simon's Town

2.9km North West of center of The Heritage Museum

There are 6 well appointed ensuite bedrooms all with seaviews. 4 rooms have queen beds and all rooms have percale linen with hand embroidered duvet covers. Rooms have TV, Fridge, Hairdryer, Tea and coffee tray prepared each evening. Breakfast is ...

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Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms

The Flying Penguin

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Simon's Town

3.1km East of center of The Heritage Museum

The Flying Penguin holiday accommodation in Simonstown is a haven offering complete relaxation close to nature yet within easy reach of the city.

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Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

Aqua Terra Boutique Guesthouse

Guest House Accommodation in Simon's Town

3.5km South East of center of The Heritage Museum

Aqua Terra Boutique Guesthouse is situated in the quiet suburb of Murdock Valley in Simon's Town and offers accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. Situated in a prime position 5 minutes from the beach, this landmark house overlooks the entire False

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Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms
From R 750,00
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Whalesounds

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Fish Hoek

4.4km North of center of The Heritage Museum

Whalesounds offers two spacious, fully equipped, self catering, en suite units with breath taking views of False Bay. Each unit sleeps two (King or twin beds). We do provide a sleeper couch for children. The apartments can inter-link for family stays.

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