Did you know that the V&A Waterfront has no less than eight museums and major art galleries that are all going to be open late for Museum Night on Wednesday 25 October? From the internationally acclaimed Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), which has only been open for a month, to the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum and the Iziko Maritime Centre, there’s something on offer for everyone.
The museums and galleries featured will all be open between 5pm and 10pm on 25 October, and they’ll also be offering free entry to the public at this time – so it’s definitely a good moment to get a dose of cultural input without having to pay for it. And you don’t need a ticket for the event either. Simply decide where you want to start and at that venue, pick up one of the printed programmes, which will guide you around from there. Special events including live performances and walkabouts are also planned for the evening. These are all listed in the main programme and will be detailed in the printed programmes available at all the venues on the night.
On a balmy evening in early summer, we think the ideal place to be is strolling around the Waterfront checking out a spot of culture. We’re planning to check out the under-the-radar Robben Island Jetty 1 – a remarkable and moving small museum that offers some sobering reminders about the history of the area – and then catch up on our art viewing at CIRCA Gallery at the Everard Read. If you haven’t yet been to the Zeitz MOCAA, this is your chance to take a good look around the spectacular building, and you can then finish off the evening with a drink at the inspiring new Radisson RED hotel. See you at the rooftop bar if the weather is fine.