Additional Information

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Monday: 10 am - 6 pm
Last entry: 5:30 pm

First Friday of the month: 10 am - 9 pm
Last entry: 8:30 pm

Closed Tuesdays


Daily admission: R 180 per adult.

Annual Membership: R 250. Over 60's Annual Membership: R 185. Find out more about membership here.

Under 18: Free entry, all year, at all times, for under 18's. Free entry on presentation of an ID.

Free entry for African citizens: Wednesdays 10 am - 1 pm. Free entry on presentation of an ID.

Free entry on Freedom Day, 27 April: 10 am - 6 pm. Last entry: 5:30 pm.

Free entry on International Museum Day, 18 May: 10 am - 6 pm. Last entry: 5:30 pm.

Free entry on Africa Day, 25 May: 10 am - 6 pm. Last entry: 5:30 pm.

Free entry on Museum Night: Next Museum Night takes place on Wednesday, 28 June and Wednesday 26 September 2018. 5 - 10 pm. Last entry 9:30 pm.

Free entry on Heritage Day, 24 September: 10 am - 6 pm. Last entry: 5:30 pm.

Half price (R 90) every First Friday of the month: 4 - 9 pm.

All admission fees are valid until 30 Sept 2018. Daily admission tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for Membership cards once they have been used. No pass-outs allowed.

Situated in the V&A Waterfront, Silo District.

MyCiti bus stop:
Situated at the Waterfront Silo bus stop.

City Sightseeing drop off:  
Situated in front of the museum.

Tour Bus drop off: 
Situated in front of the museum.

Paid parking:
Available under the museum.

Wheel chair accessibility: 
The museum is wheelchair accessible throughout
Dedicated wheelchair-friendly toilets are available on each floor.


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Zeitz MOCAA welcomes all groups
To ensure a pleasant arrival and quick access, it is recommended to pre-purchase your tickets online.

School groups:

Email the Education Curator Tandazani Dlakama to book your school tour.

MyCiti bus stop:
situated at the Waterfront Silo station.

City Sightseeing drop off:
Situated in front of the museum.

Tour Bus drop off: 
Situated in front of the museum.

Paid parking:
Available under the museum.

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Baby changing facilities:
Baby changing facilities are available in bathrooms located on floor 1 and floor 6.

Drinking fountains:
Drinking fountains are available on P2 and level 6, at varying heights to accommodate wheel-chair users.

Two wheelchair friendly elevators operate between level 1 and level 6.


The restaurant is situated on level 6 and operates to the public during museum opening hours. Please note that the restaurant may be closed to host events from time to time. read more about the restaurant here.

Museum Shop:
Situated in the museum lobby, the museum shop will open from 10 am – 6 pm. Closed on Tuesdays. Read more about the shop here.

Lockers are available at the museum entrance. Locker sizes are: 32 cm wide x 69,2 cm long x 47 cm. Please note that large backpacks are not allowed in the museum.

Gender-neutral toilets:
Male, female and gender neutral toilets are available on each gallery floor from level 2 to 4. Each toilet is wheelchair friendly.

AfriSam Audio tours:

Launching soon. Dedicated to showcasing cutting-edge, contemporary art from Africa and it Diaspora, Zeitz MOCCA presents the AfriSam Audio Tour. Generously sponsored by AfriSam, the free, self-guided audio tour will unveil unique stories about the museum’s collection and architecture. The tour will feature diverse commentaries from leading artists, curators, architects, designers and visionaries to enrich visitor’s experiences and give a holistic narrative of the architecture and artwork in the museum’s collection. Visitors can choose from three audio tours: an architectural tour, an art tour and a tour created for our younger museum visitors.

Please note that proof of identification or passport is required to hire an AfriSam Audio tour device. Children under the age of 18 years required adult supervision with valid identification.

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Daily Complimentary Curator-led Tours:

Complimentary Curator-led tours are provided as part of the admission price. Tours take place three times every day (during museum operating times) except on Wednesdays when there is only a tour at 3 pm.

Daily Museum Highlights Tour
10:30 – 11:30 am (except on Wednesdays)
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Zeitz MOCAA offers two Museum Highlights Tours a day, which present memorable works from the current exhibitions. Each tour lasts one hour and encompasses all the floors in the museum.

Daily Lunchtime Tour
1:00 – 1:15 pm (except on Wednesdays)

Each day, Zeitz MOCAA offers a short 15-minute tour of one object or artist. This tour is designed for individuals who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of contemporary art through regular short visits during their lunch break.

Please click here for to see all daily Curator-led tours on offer.

Please note: All tours start in the BMW Atrium Bowl on Level -1. Daily Complimentary Curator-led Tours are led by our Assistant Curators as part of the Curatorial Training Programme at the Zeitz MOCAA. Admission fee not included with complimentary tours.

For private tours led by an Assistant Curator, a Curator or the Executive Director and Chief Curator, please email Tiffany Andrews on Assistant Curator tours start at R120 per person. Curator and Executive Director and Chief Curator tours are charged at additional rates. Private tours require a minimum of 10 people per tour.


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Before you mail or call us, check whether your query is one of our most frequently asked questions below.

Please note: we are only able to assist enquiries in one of the following South African languages:


What is the role of the museum?

The museum is, first and foremost, a platform to showcase the artistic talent of Africa and its Diaspora. It is through this platform that we are able to facilitate and create broader discussions, and access for and representation of all.

How much does it cost to get in? Is it free?

Daily admission, which is valid for seven days but can only be used once, costs R180. An annual membership starts at R250, costs R185 for pensioners, and allows you unlimited entry to the museum for one year from the date of purchase. To ensure access for all, under-18s gain free entry into the museum every day, and Wednesday mornings from 10 am – 1 pm are free for all citizens of the 54 African states. For a full list of admission fees, click here, or to purchase tickets and memberships, click here.

What are your opening hours?

The museum is open every day, including public holidays, except Tuesdays. Our opening hours are 10 am – 6 pm (last entry at 5:30 pm) from Wednesday to Monday, and 10 am – 9 pm (last entry at 8:30 pm) every first Friday of the month. For more information, click here.

How do I purchase a membership?

You can purchase an annual membership (or a daily admission ticket) via Webtickets or at the museum on arrival. When purchasing online, please take the following steps:

  • Select the date you wish to start your membership (memberships are valid for 365 days from the selected date of purchase)*
  • Choose your Membership option and select the number of memberships you would like to purchase, then click ‘Next’
  • Click ‘Ok’ on the pop-up window to confirm your selected start date
  • Complete the form with the required membership information then click ‘Proceed’
  • Complete the form with the details of your desired payment method and click ‘Buy tickets’.

If you require further assistance, please contact the dedicated Webtickets support team on +27 (0) 861 110 005.

*Note: you may be prompted to register. If this is the case, please do so.

What are the benefits of becoming a Zeitz MOCAA member?

As a Zeitz MOCAA member, you will have unlimited free admission to exhibitions, a preferential queue at the entrance on busy days and receive invitations to special member events such as tours, panel discussions, screenings and extended opening hours. To view all benefits across the various tiers of membership, click here.

What do you mean by ‘African’ when you refer to ‘citizens of African countries’ and ‘African citizens’?

‘African’ implies any person born in a country on the African continent, including South Africans, or any person who has permanent residency in any of the 54 African states.

How long are the lines to get in?

This can vary depending on whether a new exhibition opens, access is free on that particular day, or if the day you are visiting is during South African school holidays or on a public holiday. To ensure you don’t stand in a long queue, purchase your ticket or membership online before you arrive.

Where can I park when I visit Zeitz MOCAA?

Underground paid parking is available in the Silo District. No complimentary parking is available from the museum as parking areas are managed and owned by the V&A Waterfront. The underground parking area near Zeitz MOCAA tends to fill up during the week, particularly on Wednesday mornings. Please note alternative parking areas are available throughout the V&A Waterfront and is approximately a 5-10-minute walk away from the museum.

Do I need to leave the museum at 1 pm if I’ve gained free access on Africa Wednesday?

No, however, you may not leave and then return.

Am I allowed to take photographs in the museum?

Yes, however, please note that no tripods or flash photography is allowed. Be sure to share your photographs with Zeitz MOCAA on social media using the following handles and hashtags:





Does Zeitz MOCAA allow photo and film shoots?

While we do allow patrons to take photographs for personal use, all requests for commercial shoots need to be addressed to

Is the museum child-friendly?

Zeitz MOCAA cannot guarantee that artworks on exhibition will not contain sensitive materials. All exhibits containing sensitive materials will be marked as such before entry and it is advised that parents of young children and sensitive viewers proceed with caution.

I am a wheelchair user, does the museum have relevant facilities to accommodate me?

Yes, Zeitz MOCAA provides wheelchair access across all floors of the museum. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come-first-served basis and may be requested at the Information Desk on arrival.

Why am I unable to get through to your phone line?

Our phone line tends to get very busy and is unable to handle multiple calls at once. If you receive a busy tone or an out of service message, please try calling back at a later time or send us an email by clicking here.

How can I book a tour and is this an additional cost to the admission price?

Daily guided tours are complimentary as part of the admission price, and take place at 10:30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm every day except on Wednesdays when there is only a 3 pm tour. Non-scheduled tours are provided at an additional cost and must be pre-booked in advance. For more information on tours or to book a non-scheduled tour, click here.

Where can I find more information on and book for the Centre for Art Education’s school programme?

The Zeitz MOCAA School Education Programme is set to begin in the second South African school term of 2018. Updated information on the programme will be posted to our website and social media platforms.

How high is the Atrium space?

The Atrium is 33 metres high. A standard floor of a regular building is about 3 metres in height so the Atrium is about 10 floors high.

How many floors is the exhibition space?

The museum has nine floors of which seven are accessible to the public for exhibitions.

How many gallery spaces are there?

There are 80 conventional white-cube gallery spaces but more than 100 galleries when you include spaces such as the Centre for Performative Practice, the four-story dust house and the tunnels on the Level -1 basement level.

Is the museum an accurate portrayal and representation of the African continent?

This museum is at the start of a journey to participate in the conversation of what it means to be African, and then begin representing the continent. This will be a process over many years to fully understand and represent such a huge continent with so many traditions, languages and cultural groups. No collection can represent an entire continent but Zeitz MOCAA hopes its collection will make a significant impact on how Africa and the world view and has access to works of art from Africa and its Diaspora.

I am an artist. How can I have my artwork displayed in the museum or added to the Zeitz MOCAA collection?

All purchases, donations, gifts and long-term loans are evaluated and decided upon by the Zeitz MOCAA Acquisitions Committee, who meets once a quarter, to ensure they fulfil the museum’s mission and collections strategy. Artists are encouraged to formalise any possible acquisitions in a proposal that can be sent to the Zeitz MOCAA Registrar Ellen Kondowe here.

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