Officially opened by Nelson Mandela in December 2000, the SA Jewish Museum is situated along “Museum Mile” in central Cape Town, the museum welcomes visitors with its bold architectural design, interactive multimedia displays and detailed accounts of South African Jewish history.

One section of the museum borders the National Gallery and Company Gardens, an environment steeped in history, culture and religion, where white-washed buildings, fountains, ponds, statues and ancient oak trees hark back to the early days of the Cape colony. The museum is interactive and hi-tech, and uses different media to present highlights of South African Jewish history.