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Social History Center

17 Church Square, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 461 3375
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Advertised as a museum on the social history of South Africa, open to the public from 10 till 5... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2014
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The renovated National Mutual building on Church Square boasts a range of special features and has been turned into a world-class museum facility for the housing of the reserve Social History collections and archives. The Social History library focuses on the history and people of Southern Africa, with a special interest to Cape Town and the Western Cape. The library collection cover topics such as history, popular culture (e.g. Kaapse Klopse), furniture, ceramics, textiles and other decorative arts, historical paintings at the Cape, archaeology and architecture.
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19 Mar 2014
“Not for you, me or anyone”
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17 Church Square, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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+27 21 461 3375

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Advertised as a museum on the social history of South Africa, open to the public from 10 till 5 every day and with free admission, this is in fact a depository and archive open only to scholars and researchers. The South African museum service, Iziko,...More

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