Cape Town: Heart of Cape Town Medical Museum Entrance Ticket

Cape Town: Heart of Cape Town Medical Museum Entrance Ticket

From $21.80 per person

Celebrate one of the greatest moments in medical history – a museum dedicated to the world’s first successful heart transplant. Experience the drama of that moment in the fully restored, original operating rooms.

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COVID-19 precautions
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Valid 1 day
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit the museum dedicated to the world's first successful heart transplant
  • See the original operating rooms laid out as they were on the day of the operation
  • Explore the museum with a trained and certified tour guide
Full description
Discover the Heart of Cape Town Museum which honors all those who played a major role in the world’s first successful heart transplant. Celebrate this surgical feat that pushed the boundaries of science into the dawn of a new medical era. Experience the drama of the operation, led by Professor Christiaan Neethling Barnard, played out within the walls of the Charles Saint Theatre, at Groote Schuur Hospital on the 3rd December 1967. This museum offers an insightful look into the day this medical wonder took place.
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Groote Schuur Hospital, Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa

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