Heart Of Cape Town Museum

Tour Features
Experience the drama of the ultimate operation and see the heart which gave the world new hope.

Tour Itinerary:
Date 9 - 13 May 2016
Morning Tour 08h30 - 11h30
Afternoon Tour 12h30 - 15h30
Departure Point Cape Town International Convention Centre
Tour Cost ZAR 220.00 per person

Tour Details:
Experience the drama of the world's first human heart transplant performed by Prof. Chris Barnard in 1967 in the fully restored operating theatres where the surgery took place. The theatre is a fully authentic representation of the pioneering operation.

The fascinating and very emotive stories of the donor, recipient and medical team involved are told on a fully guided, 2 hour tour with the help of life sized silicone models and replicas of important scenes. Our guides place the first heart transplant within the context of decades of international research and explore the ethical and religious issues surrounding the definition of the moment of death.

The museum is housed in the Old Building of the historic Groote Schuur hospital which is not only the home of the world's first heart transplant, but is still a pioneering medical facility connected to the University of Cape Town Faculty of Medicine.

Certainly an experience not to be missed!

Passenger Information:
Tour Code Morning Tour (HCT01) Or Afternoon Tour (HCT02)
Duration 3 Hours
Minimum 2
Included Transport and guided tour
Excluded Gratuities, Items of personal nature, Drinks, Any additional extras.
Activity Level Low - Moderate

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