Chavonnes Battery Museum

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Activity Category: Elderly, Hearing Impaired, and Wheelchair UserActivity Tags: Guided Tours, Museum, and Photo exhibition

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  • Museum & Photo Exhibition: {Self Guided}

    Average Dwell Time: 40 – 90 min

    Guests are invited to time travel to relive the early history of Cape Town through fascinating artifacts, detailed displays, exhibits and graphic information boards. Step below sea level to the sand of the original Cape Town shoreline and explore the Archaeology ruins of this Dutch East India Company fortification that has been buried for 140 years.

    Host to the “Twenty-Seven Years of Photojournalism” photo exhibition by Nic Bothma / EPA. A glimpse into the life of a wire photographer from Africa, that includes Award winning images in association with the European Pressphoto Agency, breathtaking seascapes and unpublished images of Nelson Mandela.

    Museum Guided Tour:

    Duration: 40 – 60 min

    Site specific trained guides from local communities dress in period costume, allowing guests to experience the ambiance of the 17th and 18th century history of Cape Town through interesting stories and anecdotes. The tour takes place among the ruins of the old fortification, bringing that part of Cape Town’s history back to life.

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  • Wheelchair Features:
    • Parking – Undercover
    • Entrance – Elevator
    • Bathroom - Accessible (1700 mm x 1600 mm)
    • Bathroom - Toilet side access (800 mm)
    • Bathroom - Accessible basin (700 mm clearance)
    • Bathroom - Toilet grab bars (in accordance with SABS standards)
  • Sight Features: Guide dogs welcome
  • Kids Features: Ramps for Strollers