Ranked #16 of 27 Museums in Cape Town
Category: Military Museums; Military Bases/ Facilities
Attracting the curious, engaging the imagination, igniting the narrative and fostering a new generation of storytellers.This...
Attracting the curious, engaging the imagination, igniting the narrative and fostering a new generation of storytellers.This unique early Cape Town historical visitor attraction showcases Cultural Tourism (Storytelling) from a recently discovered heritage site on the original Cape Town shoreline at the Clock Tower precinct of the V&A Waterfront, providing an educational and entertaining experience for local and international visitors and groups.The colourful history of the Chavonnes Battery, a VOC (Dutch) fort 1714 âEUR" 1860, which has been buried for the past 140 years, the bustle of SAâEUR(TM)s oldest work harbour and how it evolved into the prestigious V&A Waterfront, is the perfect setting against which we tell the stories of the people and events that gave birth to the City of Cape Town.Museum / Heritage Site:Visitors are invited to don an 18th Century tricorn hat and step below sea-level to the original sea sand of Cape Town 300 years ago, large graphic boards in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa offer fascinating information and visual perspectives of what was but a hamlet at the Cape of Good Hope. Enjoy the largest selection of muzzle loaded cannons in the country and explore the detailed displays.Guided Tours:Commencing from the shoreline, site specific guides dressed in period costume trained by esteemed historian and author Willem Steenkamp, regale you with information and anecdotes about the strandlopers and khoikhoi, the sailors and soldiers, the settlers and the slaves, the exiles and tradesmen, the explorers and adventurers. The V&A Waterfront Historical Walking Tour includes historical points of interest such as the first port captains building, the first power station, the last boom defence vessel, the time ball tower and many other...Venue Hire:With 440sqm mezzanine level indoor and outdoor flow, this prestigious venue with the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain as it's backdrop is suitable for cocktail parties, launches and workshops. Guides in period costume welcome your guest and the opportunity to fire off an original 18th Century muzzle loaded cannon guarantee a fun and memorable experience. Event management services available. The museum hosts temporary exhibitions and co-ordinates popular themed events.Semi-finalist in the SA Tourism, Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2013 and nominated by Business Destination Travel Awards 2013 as Best Cultural Venue for Corporate Events: Africa.Championed by a black female owned company, we encourage an experiential learning environment for entrepreneurship, youth development and sustainable job creation.