Heart of Cape Town Museum, Cape Town Central

4.7
The world's first heart transplant took place at Heart of Cape Town Museum, which explains how an amazing medical feat put South Africa's doctors and hospitals on the global map. An expert guide will lead you through the science and ethics of this historic surgery while walking you through the exact room in which the operation took place in 1967. Make Heart of Cape Town Museum part of your personalized Cape Town itinerary using our Cape Town online trip itinerary builder .
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  • This tour takes 2 hours but is worth hearing the story - whether you have medical knowledge or not it’s a great account of this ground breaking surgery with full theatre mock ups and models. Our guide...  more »
  • We have no medical knowledge but we were interested in finding out more about this historic event Booked on line confirmation received within a few hours - excellent tour could not fault it Museum is ...  more »
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  • Great Museum run by passionate staff. We really enjoyed our tour. It has nothing in common with the usual museum
  • An absolute must if you have any interest medicine/Cardiology. A very special little museum run by passionate people.
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