Located in the heart of the city on Greenmarket Square, the early Rococo-style building has served as a police station, magistrate’s court, a Burgher Watch House, the Burgher Senate and until 1905, Cape Town’s City Hall.
In 1914 the Old Town House became the city's first art museum when Sir Max Michaelis donated his collection of 17th century Dutch and Flemish art, including masters like Frans Hals, Jacob Ruisdal, Anthony van Dyck and many others.
Today the building serves as a museum, housing fine art, including the Michaelis Collection and various temporary exhibitions. The museum extends its services into the evening and is a popular venue for lectures on culture and chamber-music concerts. The Old Town House also offers its premises for corporate meetings and receptions. The beautiful courtyard is often used for film shoots, wedding photographs and outdoor receptions.
For more images of Early Cape Town, take a look in the gallery.
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