Chavonnes Battery Museum

The Chavonnes Battery Museum gives visitors a chance to experience the early history of Cape Town and is truly a unique and fun experience for all ages. The Chavonnes Battery Museum is a Historical Visitor Attraction that includes a heritage site / museum, guided tours and unique venue for special events.

On the shoreline, it starts at a time of postal stones, shipwrecks and isolation wards, soldiers and slaves, exiles and explorers, locals and settlers, knechts and convicts. Displays show the result of the excavation work, including a magic carpet and a (wishing) well. Detailed models depict the battery in its heyday, a bird’s-eye view of Cape Town and Table Bay and detailed displays about cannonry. Explore the largest selection of muzzle loaded cannons in the country. Witness the loading and firing of a cannon, fire off a shot, enjoy marching drills and flag raising routines. Where memories are made and pictures shared.