SImon's Town Coat of Arms

SIMON’S TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

FOUNDED IN 1960

TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT OUR HERITAGE


REGISTERED AS A CONSERVATION BODY

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MUSEUMS TO VISIT IN SIMON’S TOWN

NAVAL MUSEUM                  St GEORGE’S STREET SIMON’S TOWN

The SA Naval Museum Collection, established in 1965 traces the history of the SA Navy and

its precedents, the Volunteer Reserves from the Cape Colony and Natal. The collection is

extensive and includes uniforms, medals, weapons. charts, photographs and displays of naval

equipment.


Opening Hours:                          Phone 021 787 4686                                          

Daily                                         10h00 - 16h00

Closed : Christmas Day, New Year's Day & Good Friday

HERITAGE MUSEUM           KING GEORGE’S WAY SIMON’S TOWN

The museum was created as a reminder of the rich Muslim culture that existed in

the town from the establishment of Simon's Town as the official winter anchorage

for the Dutch East India Company in 1743 until the Forced Removal of more than

7000 "people of colour" under the Group Areas Act, in 1968.


Opening Hours:                          Phone 021 786 2302                                          

Tuesday to Friday                        11h00 - 16h00

Closed : Monday and Saturday

WARRIOR TOY MUSEUM   St GEORGE’S STREET SIMON’S TOWN

The Warrior Toy Museum in Simon?s Town houses a permanent display of 4 000

model cars, 500 dolls and teddy bears, miniature dolls houses and rooms, two fully

operating railroads, lead soldier displays, Meccano, ships and many other

miscellaneous toys and models. The toy museum also has a sales section for

collectors. Percy van Zyl, curator of the museum, has created a haven for collectors

of cars, buses, airplanes, trucks and lead soldiers.

opening Hours:                           Phone 021 786 1395                                         

Daily                                         10h00 - 16h00


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SIMON’S TOWN MUSEUM          COURT ROAD SIMON’S TOWN

The Simon’s Town Museum collects and exhibits the cultural history of the

people of Simon’s Town and their connections with the Dutch East India

Company and the Royal Navy.

Opening Hours:                  Phone 021 786 3046

Monday to Friday                10h00 - 16h00

Saturday                           10h00 - 13h00

Closed : Sundays & Public Holidays, Christmas Day, New Year's Day,Good Friday

The Sail Loft

SUBMARINE MUSEUM SIMON’S TOWN


The South African Navy Submarine Museum is an annexe to the Naval Museum and is run by volunteers under the auspices of the Naval Heritage Trust. The boat has been refurbished and is now open to visitors.  Tours through the vessel include the Forward Torpedo Room, Junior Ratings Mess, Officers Quarters, Operations Room, Control Room, Engine Room and Senior Ratings Mess. The tours are conducted by ex-submariners who served in the boat, or experienced volunteers, and their extensive knowledge adds to the authenticity of the experience. Visitors are able to get a first hand view of what life was like aboard these underwater weapons. One of only five such museums in the southern hemisphere and the only one in Africa, she is internally complete and is well worth the visit. Once on board the tour lasts for approximately an hour.


For further details contact :

The S.A. Naval Museum      021 787 4686