Prestwich Memorial Building and Garden

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St Andrew's Square, corner Buitengracht and Somerset Road
Cape Town
Western Cape 
South Africa
021 4872755

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Atlantic Seaboard suburbs of Green Point and the Waterfront were dominated by a large unmarked burial ground used for persona-non-grata members of white society, as well as slaves, servants and Khoisan. In 2003, the remains were uncovered when building commenced on a fancy high rise. Archeologists and volunteers set about the laborious task of unearthing the bones before relocating them to the Prestwich Memorial ossuary. The museum section features interesting photographs archiving the excavations and displays dedicated to those marginalised by the VOC.

Open 8am-5pm Mon-Fri; 8am-2prn SaL, Sun.

No credit cards are accepted here.

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