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  • Address: Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa 8001
  • Admission: Adults: R55; Children: R15

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Chavonnes Battery Museum Tours

The Chavonnes Battery Museum houses the remains of an old cannon battery, one of the fortifications the VOC (the Dutch East India Company) built at the beginning of the 18th century to protect themselves from sea-borne aggressors. It is said to have taken over a decade to complete the battery, which stood at what is now the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Inaugurated in the 1720s, the battery’s firing platform used 16 large guns to open fire on hostile ships from its vantage point overlooking the bay. 

The battery remained active until it was partially demolished and buried in 1860. It wasn’t until 1999 that the Chavonnes Battery was rediscovered, excavated, and conserved. Today, the site is home to a museum where visitors can wander around and get an insight into this fascinating part of Cape Town’s history.

Practical Info

The Chavonnes Battery Museum is located at the V&A Waterfront and is open to visitors from 9am to 4pm. Guided tours of the museum are available and highly recommended.

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Chavonnes Battery Museum Admission Ticket, Cape Town, null
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Chavonnes Battery Museum Admission Ticket

The Chavonnes Battery are the Archaeological Ruins of a Dutch East India Company Fort buried for 140 years, a tangible connection to life in Cape Town from ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $11.03
Chavonnes Battery Museum Guided Tour, Cape Town, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Chavonnes Battery Museum Guided Tour

Visit Chavonnes Battery Museum, and join a tour guide from a local community on a meander through the early history of Cape Town. Home to archaeological ruins ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $16.12
V & A Waterfront Historical Guided Walking Tour in Cape Town, Cape Town, Cultural Tours
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V & A Waterfront Historical Guided Walking Tour in Cape Town

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This tour invites you to embark on a fascinating journey of discovery into the history of Cape Town at this landmark destination, the Victoria and Alfred ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $16.97

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