The Heart of Cape Town Museum is situated in the Old Building of the internationally acclaimed Groote Schuur Hospital. Professor Christian Barnard, a South African cardiac surgeon performed the first successful human heart transplant at the hospital in 1967. A two hour guided tour provides insight into the donor, the recipient, the ethical and religious issues of the time regarding "moment of death" and more. Most compelling are the restored life-like operating theatres where the surgery took place.

Contact Details

Call: +27 21 404 1967
 
Fax: +27 21 404 1967
 
Email: info@heartofcapetown.co.za
 
Website: www.heartofcapetown.co.za
 
GPS: 33° 56'28.24 'S
  18° 27'41.75 'E
 
Address: Groote Schuur Hospital, Main Rd
  City Bowl
  Cape Town Central
  7925
 

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Monday: 09h00 - 17h00
Tuesday: 09h00 - 17h00
Wednesday: 09h00 - 17h00
Thursday: 09h00 - 17h00
Friday: 09h00 - 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 - 17h00
Sunday: 09h00 - 17h00

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