Chavonnes Battery Museum

Visitors are invited to time travel to experience the early history of Cape Town through fascinating artifacts, detailed displays, exhibits, models and large 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 (VOC) fortification that has been buried for 140 years.

Also on show you can see the UPY London Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 photo exhibition with 10 categories 3 exclusively British waters, spectacular images from the oceans and seas of 26 countries.

Or you could join a guided tour of the museum with a guide from local communities or experience the official V&A Waterfront Historical Walking Tour and discover the history of this landmark destination.

Awarded TripAdvisor: Certificate of Excellence 2017.

Operating Hours:   Friday – Monday: 9 am to 7 pm

Tuesday – Thursday: 9 am to 4 pm



  • The venue is wheelchair-  and pram-friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  • Official guides of the V&A Waterfront Historical Walking Tour
  • Undercover access from P2 Parking – ideal rainy-day activity


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