The Heart of Cape Town Museum honours all those who played a major role in the surgical feat that pushed the boundaries of science, into the dawn of a new medical era, an era in which it became possible to transplant the symbol of the essence of life, our human heart. Find out more about the behind the scene moments of the first human heart transplant.
First Human Heart Transplant
The drama of the world’s first human heart transplant, led by Professor Christiaan Neethling Barnard, played out within the walls of the Charles Saint Theatre, at Groote Schuur Hospital on the 3rd December 1967. This museum offers a insightful look into the day this medical wonder took place.
Stunning Interactive Museum
The human heart transplant, one of the greatest moments in medical history, was made possible by an extraordinary interplay of scientific dedication; human courage, generosity and can now be experienced on our Virtual Tour. Book your tour today to see where the world’s first successful heart transplant took place.