Iziko Slave Lodge Museum

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49 Ackerly Street, City Centre
Cape Town
Western Cape 
South Africa
+27 (0)21 481 3800
+27 (0)21 481 3993

This building stands a shame-faced shrine to the VOC’s horrific slave trade legacy. Between 1679 and 1811 the structure confined over 9000 slaves imported from regions around the Indian Ocean, whose only access to fresh air was given through paltry ventilation slats built into the walls. The permanent exhibitions tell the stories of the inhumanities the faceless masses suffered at the hands of the Dutch superpower by means of sound clips, short films and installations, whilst temporary displays have been dedicated to the lives of apartheid heroes Steve Liiko and Nelson Mandela, the African slave trade in Brazil, as well as the struggle against separate schooling in America.

Hours: 10.00am-5.00pm Mon-Sat.

Admission: R15 adults; R5 SA students, pensioners; free under-16s; free public holidays and commemorative days. Audio guides R20.

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