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Heart of Cape Town Museum

Your Benefit: Single entry & guided tour
Regular Price: Adult USD 23.64; Child USD 11.82
Address: Groote Schuur Hospital, Groote Schuur Dr, Observatory, Cape Town
Collection Information:
Phone Number: +27 (0)21 404 1967 Booking Essential
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Operating Hours: Tours run Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 13:00 PM and 15:00 PM.
Closed: 25 December, 1 January & Easter Friday
Website: http://www.heartofcapetown.co.za

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Description

Celebrate South Africa’s place in the medical history books with the Heart of Cape Town Museum, which commemorates the world’s first successful heart transplant. Performed at Cape Town’s Groot Schuur hospital by Professor Chris Barnard and his team on 3 December 1967, the museum honours the skill and wisdom of the heart transplant team, the courage of the recipient, the generosity of the donor’s father and the memory of the young donor herself. Visitors experience the drama of that night in the fully restored, original operating rooms where the surgery took place. A trained and certified tour guide will describe these electrifying events with the help of silicone models and replicas of important scenes.

Important Notes

Bookings are essential

Cameras are allowed in the museum. Due to the graphical nature of the displays, the tour is not recommended for children of pre-school age and younger