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Skip the Line: Chavonnes Battery Museum Admission Ticket

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    Visit: Chavonnes Battery Museum, East Quay Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8000 South Africa

    Your journey commences in reception where you can don an 18th Century Tricorn hat and take a photo with the authentic working 9 pound Muzzle Loaded Cannon. The museum offers free wifi and you are welcome to take pictures and check-in.

    On the mezzanine level we invite you to marvel at the International Photographic Exhibitions rich in content and relevant in terms of contemporary thinking and topics,

    Then step below sea-level among the ribs of this old VOC Fort, built in 1724 of Table Mountain rock and cement of sea shells gathered and then burned...on the only site you can touch the sand of the original shoreline at the “Cape of Storms / Good Hope”

    Experience the 17th and 18th Centuries, a time of the battle for the high seas and the treacherous journey to the spice and silks of the East. For the soldiers, sailors, slaves and adventurers, the strategic importance of good hope and of rivalry between Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, English, Swedes and Danes that required massive fire power and huge cannons.

    Who were the locals, what did it look like and what life was like, is what you will discover in detailed models, exhibits, displays and large information panels. Make a wish in the water well and save a thought for those they couldn't save with the Rocket Lifesaving Apparatus,...
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    Departure Point
    Chavonnes Battery Museum
    Departure Time
    8/1/2016 - 6/30/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Duration
    40m
    Inclusions
    • Entry/Admission - Chavonnes Battery Museum
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    • Gratuities
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
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    Visited this museum on a Saturday morning and found ourselves the only visitors for the entire 45 minutes we were there!? It definitely deserves a larger audience: covers a fundamental part of Cape Town history. Not to be missed - well worth the 100 rand admission fee.
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    If you have hour to spare, this is worth a visit. Downstairs is a permanent exhibition of the old Battery, including hundreds of artifacts and the remains of the Battery walls, which you can touch. Really interesting. Upstairs is a gallery for photographic exhibitions and other
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    By: Chavonnes Battery Museum
    117 reviews
    thobbes1
    Seville, Spain
    3814
    Great Monday Visit to the Battery Excavation Military Museum
    This is an excellent small Museum featuring the excavated Chavones battery from the mid 18th century. It also has
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    Juanleolife
    Cape Town, South Africa
    10
    Locals, this one's for you too! Experience Cape Town like a tourist
    As a local (Cape Townian) I was pleasantly surprised by this tour, and also somewhat embarrassed. Cape Town has a
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    wendyanddavid536
    Solihull, United Kingdom
    18321364
    Great Historical Walk
    We went on a historical walk of the V & A Waterfront organised by, and starting from, the Chavonnes Battery
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    Fran R
    Zurich, Switzerland
    34672
    well done exhibit on the early history and arrival of colonists
    it is close to many other places at waterfront the museum has great explanations on history, buildings, changes
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    happytunesa
    Cape Town Central, South Africa
    385
    Shop till you drop
    Am just do when in Cape town. There are sooooo much to see ...do...and enjoy. Awesome shopping ...amazing
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    CapeCoddess
    Mashpee, Massachusetts
    3520
    Be sure to Tack on this museum to your trip to Robben Island
    Excellent addition to learning about the fascinating history of Cape Town. It is a quick history of the
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    133cecilien
    Newcastle, Australia
    81
    Very interesting museum - definitely worth a visit
    Visited this museum on a Saturday morning and found ourselves the only visitors for the entire 45 minutes we were
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    kathmac6491
    Borders, United Kingdom
    7815
    Very interesting, lovely photographs
    If you have hour to spare, this is worth a visit. Downstairs is a permanent exhibition of the old Battery,
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    michellej132019
    Durban, South Africa
    153
    Early colonial history
    This site was rediscovered during the construction of the V&A Waterfront (this type of discovery does not happen
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    BestRegardsFromFar
    Cape Town Central, South Africa
    267520
    Excellent guided tour of the V&A and Museum
    We decided to tour the V&A with this Historical Guided Walking Tour. Even though we had been to the V&A before, we
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    832davidh
    Durban, South Africa
    313112
    Take walking tour as well
    The museum is ok. Not a lot to see but some history. The walking tour was great. A lot of information and got
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    ShaunP131
    20
    Informative & Fun!
    The very first time I ever traveled to Cape Town and I was able to explore, learn, and have some fun on the
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    MelodeeC
    Duluth, Minnesota
    2822
    V & A Waterfront Historical Guided Walking Tour
    Matthew was a fabulous guide. We learned so much about the history of the waterfront & saw things we would have
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    Simon L
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    236
    Good introduction to the area
    A very enjoyable walk around this key district. I knew a lot already, having done my research, so I fast-forwarded
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    kimleibovitz
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    77
    Pleasant walk through history!
    I was pleasantly surprised at this tour and how informative it was about the history of the Waterfront! Definitely
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