The biggest and oldest museum is the South African Museum was founded in 1825 and in 1897, established in its present building in Queen Victoria Street. The exhibitions mainly deal with the natural history of South Africa, her biological and her cultural resources of the past and present. Particularly impressive is the anthropological section with its big realistic dioramas. The Planetarium lies in an adjacent building.
The Planetarium is a celestial theatre in the round, utilizing the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. The ultimate in armchair travel.