Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum is a social history museum showcasing local Islamic culture, Islamic decorative art and the history of the Bo-Kaap area.
The Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage. The Bo-Kaap area itself is well worth a visit, with its colourful houses, steep cobbled streets, the muezzin's calls to prayers, and children traditionally dressed for Madrassa, all add to this unique Cape experience.
The Bo-Kaap Museum was established in 1978 as a satellite of the SA Cultural History Museum. It was furnished as a house that depicts the lifestyle of a 19th century Muslim family. Today, the museum is in a transformation stage, that sees it changing into a social history museum that tells the story of the local community within a national socio-political and cultural context.