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Heart of Cape Town Museum

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Heart of Cape Town Museum

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caea wrote a review Oct 2020
Germany20 contributions
Museum dedicated to the first human heart ❤️ transplant! Original operation rooms! Kind people will explain everything. Wax dummies and all of the original medical documents are shown! A must-see in Cape Town.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Digby575 wrote a review Mar 2020
Reigate, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a superb tour and I have to say that Trace Downing-Adamo, our tour guide, made the story come alive. If you are expecting a dry monologue on the workings of the operation this couldn't be further from that perception. (although we had two medical students on the tour who found everything interesting). Also, they went to the effort of getting Madame Tussauds to make all of the figures which i think shows that they have put thought in to the exhibition. The tour gives almost as much time to the stories behind the operation - the donor and the recipient, as well as a realistic portrayal of Dr Christian Barnard. There was real pride in the fact that South Africa achieved this milestone in medicine, but tempered with realistic assessment of the type of man the Doctor was. This was a fascinating (under the radar) tour and having been bitterly disappointed by Robben island in the morning this visit more than made up for that.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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DayaFamily wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa265 contributions70 helpful votes
Great museum dedicated to the work of Dr Chris Barnard. Very educational. Great exhibits. Not recommended for very young children.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Nikki W wrote a review Feb 2020
Welton, United Kingdom62 contributions5 helpful votes
The highlight of our trip so far with a fantastic insight into the worlds 1st heart transplant. The tour lasts 2 hours and our guide was a great story teller and so passionate. You are taken though the historical events from the 1st donors accident, the recipient’s recovery and the life story of a very charismatic cardiac surgeon. The reconstruction sets in the actual theatres were amazing. Well worth a visit
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Tour Guide Kevin wrote a review Jan 2020
Nuremberg, Germany386 contributions368 helpful votes
For Cape Town this tour is very pricey at R350 per person, but my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this fact filled tour. The tour guide was very, very good and made us forget about the admission fee. Highly recommended for learning about an exceptional man.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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