History buffs and those who are curious about the slave trade and its impact on South African development (specifically the Western Cape colony) will find a visit to the Slave Lodge very insightful. The theme of the museum is ""from human wrongs to human rights"". Among the giant placards and posters, you'll leave one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town with a good understanding of the history of the slave trade, as well as, the human rights violations that persist in the world today.
If you're not in the mood for such a heavy subject, head upstairs to view the other exhibits. You can see a lot in a short amount of time here, so plan on giving this museum at least an hour to walk through. Iziko operates 10 other museums in South Africa, including the planetarium.