The Cape Archives


The Western Cape Archives and Records Service is a subdirectorate of the Directorate of Library and Archive Services, which is an integral part of the Western Cape Provincial Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport.


The Western Cape Archives and Records Service aims to reach members of the public who do not know about the archives’ existence and functions by running a number of public programmes. These feature open days, presentations and lectures on selected topics to scholars, students and members of the public.

Guided tours – including the strong rooms, which are normally not accessible to the public – are also conducted. There are exhibits on show in the reception hall and conference room.

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