Bertram House Museum

Bertram House Museum

This early nineteenth-century only surviving brick Georgian town house is situated in the historic Company Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa. Highlights include the Anna Lidderdale collection of furniture, a furnished dining room, drawing room, a study. Built in late Georgian style as a private residence, Iziko Bertram House was extensively restored and became a museum in 1984. Built by a Yorkshireman named Barker, and named after his wife Ann Bertram Findlay, it was completed in 1839. An 18th century watercourse runs at the back of the house which once led to a nearby mill. It is furnished to represent an English family home at the Cape during the early 1800s and it houses the Anne Lidderdale Collection.

During the century that followed, Bertram House was used for various purposes ranging from that of family home to boarding house. Later it became part of the South African College before being transferred to the Union Health Department and declared a National Monument in 1962. Georgian furniture, Chinese and English porcelain as well as English silver, jewelry and kitchenware are displayed. Bertram House was extensively restored and became a museum in 1984, The period garden is a delight. A catalog available at the entrance describes the entire collection.

Hours: Open Monday and Friday: 10:00 - 17:00, Closed Tuesday to Thursday, weekends and on public holidays.

Location and Contact - Bertram House Museum

Visiting Address: Hiddingh Campus 8001, City Centre, Corner of government avenue and orange street, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape.
Postal Address: PO Box 61, Cape Town 8000
Telephone:+27 (0)21 424 9381
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Bertram House is the only surviving brick Georgian town house