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Se7en Heads to the Museum Night at the V & A Waterfront…

July 8th, 2017 · No Comments

Last week we headed out in the middle of the week to Museum Night V & A Waterfront, it was such fun and we loved it… I thought I would blog about it and tell you to look out for the next event… on the 25 October…

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Museum Night Details

Museum Night is an occasional night where the Waterfront museums stay open late and museum entry is mostly free. Who knew there were so many museums there. Also on display, are cultural, activities and artist performances throughout the Waterfront. Museums are open from 5 till 10pm. Though I should say that the Food Market closed at their usual time, 8pm, which was something that we didn’t plan for, but sure will next time. Top Tip: Grab a map, for the evening from any number of open venues… look out for folk carrying large maps around with them… then you can plot and plan your route for the evening. We chose three venues and spent about hour and a half in each of them.

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In between venues, it is fun to walk around the Waterfront at night, a safe outing for families… busy and bustling in the best kind of way… expect to take a while to get in and out of the parking… stay for the duration… it really is a fun night out. My younger kids loved the adventure… and my teens loved it all. Well what’s not to love about the Waterfront. Just a great night out for everyone.

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Fifteen Museums and Performance spots…

  1. Cape Medical Museum – History of Medicine at the Cape…
  2. Two Oceans Aquarium
  3. The Watershed
  4. Nobel Square
  5. Portswood Tunnel
  6. Springbok Experience Rugby Museum
  7. The Cape Wheel
  8. Iziko Maritime Weekend
  9. Robben Island Jetty 1
  10. The Alfred Mall
  11. WALL Gallery
  12. The Clock Tower
  13. Chavonnes Battery Museum
  14. Arup Ocean Office
  15. Zeitz MOCAA

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Chavonnes Battery Museum

The Chavoness Battery Museum has been on our list to visit for ages, and a lot of our friends haven’t even heard of it… it is a really interesting museum to visit, a fascinating step back in time. The Battery is an old fort, built to protect the Cape, and later a fish factory was built on top of it. Only to be rediscovered and unearthed much later when it was rediscovered during the upgrade of the Waterfront.

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We weren’t disappointed, it was totally worth waiting for the free night when we were treated to the Philharmonic String Quartet in the museum… that was lovely and discovering the layout and the history of the Battery brilliant. This museum is a filled with miniature displays of the real thing… lots of explanations on exactly how every thing works… you can feel the walls of the original battery and see exactly where the guns were positioned and how they protected the Cape in olden times.

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Maritime Museum

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The Maritime Museum has also been on our list of places to visit for a long time and so we were thrilled that it was on list of free museums for the night… this is the sort of place that you can linger for hours… Miniature ships and their stories, miniature worlds and their epics… and so many interesting artefacts.

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Papers…

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Menus…

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Sea glass…

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And a life raft that I would rather I never had to get into…

Two Oceans Aquarium

Our favourite spot in the Waterfront… the Two Oceans Aquarium had half price tickets on Museum Night. It was buzzing with activity and people, lots happening and lots of fun…

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Thrilled to meet some of the new sharks…

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And their smaller friends…
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And then new fossil exhibit…
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That’s it… Look out for Museum Night, its a great event…

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Museum Night at the Waterfront

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