The Bo-Kaap area is the traditional home of the Cape-Malay community, brought in as slaves from Indonesia. The museum, established in 1978 to depict their material culture, also contains an exhibition of photographs by the Cape Town-based photographer George Hallet, portraying his impression of life in the Bo-Kaap; and a display highlighting the social history of the area and the influence of apartheid and apartheid laws. The museum is housed in the oldest remaining residence in the Muslim community, as well as a rare example of urban Cape Dutch architecture, dating to the mid-1790s.
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Wale Street, 71