Touted as Cape Town’s very own Tate Modern, MoMA or Centre Pompidou, Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) opened at the V&A Waterfront in September 2017, and has been causing quite a stir ever since.
Located in a former grain silo, the massive nine-storey space has undergone a state-of-the-art overhaul, courtesy of esteemed British industrial designer Thomas Heatherwick, and houses 6 000 square metres of exhibition space within 100 galleries, as well as a restaurant area and a charming Sculpture Garden.
Just in time
As if the museum wasn’t impressive enough, it was recently named as one of TIME Magazine’s Top 100 Destinations of 2018! That’s quite a feather in little ol’ Cape Town’s cap! Bravissima!
Ready, steady zeitz
The impressive museum is one of the most exciting developments to happen to the Mother City in decades. We have no doubt it provides cultural stimulation to art appreciators young and old, serving as yet another wonderful Cape Town attraction for international and local visitors alike.
Free entry for African citizens on Wednesdays
Capetonians are justifiably notorious for complaining about the steep prices of things to do in our city. So, we were chuffed to hear that Zietz MOCAA has arranged free admission for citizens from African countries every Wednesday morning from 10am to 1pm. Under 18s have free entry on an ongoing basis.
On the first Friday of the month, Zeitz MOCAA stays open until 9pm, and visitors get a 50 per cent discount on entrance fees from 4pm onwards.
Become a Zeitz MOCAA member
For R270 per year (R195 for over-60’s), you gain membership at the Zeitz MOCAA, which grants the following benefits:
- unlimited free admission to exhibitions
- preferential queue at the entrance
- access to special member events, such as talks, tours and extended opening hours
Did you know?
The grain silo complex was, at 57 metres, once the tallest building in sub-Saharan Africa. After its opening in August 1924, it became integral to South Africa’s industrial and agricultural development and allowed for significant economic activities in Table Bay Harbour. Although operations ceased as of 2001, today it remains an impressive icon, easily recognisable on the Mother City’s skyline.