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About Heart of Cape Town Museum

On December 3rd 1967, a momentous medical procedure took place in Cape Town that was to revolutionise organ transplants. That event was the first human heart transplant and the man who carried out the ground-breaking procedure was a young cardiac surgeon named Christiaan (Chris) Barnard. To ce... read more

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The Glam Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge in Cape Town City Centre / CBD, Cape Town

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Lilly Self-Catering

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Layla Villa Halaal

Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Villas in Parow, Cape Town

Family Accommodation in Cape Town: fully furnished rooms in Halaal lodge. Family section upstairs for 4-5 ppl, Jacuz...

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12.9 km from Heart of Cape Town Museum*


VIP Cape Lodge

Self Catering in Gardens, Cape Town

A privately owned lodge with six private and intimate 2-sleeper self-catering units, two of which can be combined for...

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Caprice Court

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The apartment is situated a mere 3 minute walk from the palm lined sandy white beach of Camps Bay, with breathtaking ...

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8.1 km from Heart of Cape Town Museum*


City Stay

Apartments, Self Catering in Century City, Cape Town

Knightsbridge is a secure complex, walking distance to shops, restuarants and entertainment. Beautiful views from all...

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7.2 km from Heart of Cape Town Museum*


Table View Lodge

Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Table View, Cape Town

Table View Lodge offers comfortable, quality self-catering accommodation in the suburb of Table View, situated just 5...

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Boston Ivy

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Bellville, Cape Town

Boston Ivy is a self-catering flatlet located on the owner's premises in Boston, Cape Town. It is ideal for an indivi...

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West Beach Cottages

Cottages, Self Catering in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town

West Beach Cottages offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in 2 fully equipped garden cottages situated appro...

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14.6 km from Heart of Cape Town Museum*


Bay Views Hout Bay

Holiday Homes, Self Catering, Villas in Hout Bay, Cape Town

This lovely holiday villa is set high up on the Sentinel Hill with amazing views of the ocean and Hout Bay Mountain R...

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16.9 km from Heart of Cape Town Museum*


Casa Mia Guest House

Guest Houses in Table View, Cape Town

A Tuscan styled guesthouse located on the banks of the Rietvlei Nature Reserve with 2 Standard, 3 Executive and 1 Pre...

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12.2 km from Heart of Cape Town Museum*


The Walden House

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At the Walden House, there are seven beautifully designed en-suite rooms, suited to our unique look and feel, that of...

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5.3 km from Heart of Cape Town Museum*


Manhattan Penthouse 1001

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Cape Town City Centre / CBD, Cape Town

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4.8 km from Heart of Cape Town Museum*


19 Loader Street

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5.4 km from Heart of Cape Town Museum*


123 Ocean View Drive Studio Apartment

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Cape Town Views

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UniqueStay Mayfair Luxury Apartment

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UniqueStay Mayfair Luxury Apartment offers modern accommodation within Century City, Cape Town. This three-bedroom ap...

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121 Ocean View Drive Studio Apartment

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Nova Constantia Boutique Residence

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Victorskloof Lodge

Guest Lodge in Hout Bay, Cape Town

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Sun Bell Lodge

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Valley Heights B & B

Bed and Breakfast in Kenilworth, Cape Town

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Atlantic Oasis Guest House

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Houtkapperspoort

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Bluegum Hill Guest House

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Karibu

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6.1 km from Heart of Cape Town Museum*


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Jambo Guest House

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Built at the turn of the century and nestling in a quiet cul-de-sac at the foot of Signal Hill in Green Point. This a...

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More info about Heart of Cape Town Museum

On December 3rd 1967, a momentous medical procedure took place in Cape Town that was to revolutionise organ transplants. That event was the first human heart transplant and the man who carried out the ground-breaking procedure was a young cardiac surgeon named Christiaan (Chris) Barnard. To celebrate the historic occasion, the Heart of Cape Town Museum was established at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town where the event took place all those years ago. The museum opened in 2007, 40 years to the day.

A 2-hour tour guides the visitor through the hospital in a re-enactment of the events that took place on the day, from the preparations by Chris Barnard, to the storing and shipment of the heart of Denise Darvall, to the eventual operation on Louis Washkansky. Realistic lifelike models are used to depict the characters and a restored operating theatre shows the team in action during the operation.

The story has many heroes, chiefly of which is Professor Chris Barnard for attempting the procedure, but the family of Denise Darvall, who was diagnosed as brain dead a day earlier after being involved in an accident, were generous enough to willingly offer up her heart. Lastly, the recipient Louis Washkansky was courageous to undergo the pioneering procedure. Washkansky was to die only 18 days later from pneumonia but the stage had been set for future heart operations which are carried out regularly these days.

The museum is open 7 days a week with 4 guided tours per day. Occasionally the hop on-hop off bus company offers ticketholders a free shuttle service to and from the hospital, check before visiting the museum.