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The Heart of Cape Town Museum

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Groote Schuur Hospital, Main Road, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
+27 21 404 1967
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Experience the drama of the world’s first human heart transplant performed by Prof. Chris Barnard in 1967 in the fully restored operating theatres where the surgery took place. The fascinating and very emotional stories of the donor, recipient and medical team involved are told on a fully guided, 2 hour tour with the help of life sized silicone models and replicas of important scenes. Certainly an experience not to be missed!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Groote Schuur Hospital, Main Road, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour was very interesting, the wax models are amazing and a very fun and educational aspect! It was very enjoyable!

Thank Yolaine d
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting! The guide was excellent and well informed and made the story of the worlds first heart transplantation most exciting, very friendly staff!

1  Thank 25_lena
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was very interesting and presented the history of heart transplants in Cape Town. Our guide was very knowledgeable and presented the information very clearly in “lay” terms. After her initial introduction we saw a movie that presented the time line and some information...More

1  Thank tryonp
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Because of bad weather, I had to find an alternative to going up Table Mountain. My tour guide suggested the Heart of Cape Town Museum. The museum exceeded my expectations as it included not only the display of the operating room, but also a great...More

1  Thank p0rtuguesetraveler
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We had half a day in Capetown, and heard about this museum. It was really interesting. The docents do a super job, and it's a story worth hearing. Check the tour times before you go as they run every 2-3 hours.

2  Thank BillPom
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

I was very interested to visit the Heart of CT museum. I went on my own during the week, and thoroughly enjoyed the tour there was so much to see. i saw all the things these are all interesting

1  Thank Uwe1956
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

We were nursing students who went to the museum and it was really interesting. The story teller was so excited about the story and got us engaged in the story. She told not to much and to little about the history of the first heart...More

1  Thank Jonna L
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

It was the most incredible experience I have ever had. I went with my young son, both so proud of our history and South African.

1  Thank garybakos
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Today I took part in a guided tour of this amazing museum with my son and my daughter. We come from Italy and I am personally a cardiologist, therefore, discovering the life and work of Christiaan Barnard had always been a dream of mine. The...More

2  Thank Maria C
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Having recently read the book Heartbreaker, I was interested to visit the Heart of CT museum. I went on my own during the week, and thoroughly enjoyed the tour (which i joined a little late as i had not researched when the tours start) and...More

2  Thank Judestim
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Stokered
4 April 2015|
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Response from Stokered | Reviewed this property |
My question wasn't directed at you rochester. Someone got on the racism rant but made no mention of anything specific such as the colour of donors. The tour has no race issue and it's a shame someone wants to introduce one... More
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Teddall
19 March 2015|
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Response from rochester604 | Reviewed this property |
others have answered your parking question before me. As to whether you would get a free pass the best thing is to ask when you phone up to book the tour. Don't just turn up, see the tour leaflet in any hotel or tourist... More
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