Chavonnes Battery Museum


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Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront

The Chavonnes Battery Museum gives visitors the chance to experience the early history of Cape Town. The Chavonnes Battery was the first coastal fortification to protect Table Bay besides the Castle. It was built in 1714 and completed in 1726. It was buried when the Alfred Basin was built in 1860. One hundred and forty years later, when Nedbank/BOE built their new offices, the ruins were discovered and turned into a museum.

The museum is open Monday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm. Guided tours of the museum and the V&A Historical Walking Tour are available by pre-booking. This distinctive setting is suited to memorable events, adjacent to a state-of-the-art auditorium, Clock Tower Square, V&A Waterfront.


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