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In 2010, after a three year long renovation, the Social History Centre was renamed Iziko Social History Centre. The center is a museum as well as an immensely large central archive. It houses more than 2,50,000 historical artifacts, cultural artifacts, books, etc. Located in the heart of the city, the museum is one of the most popular attractions in the city.
In the year 1999, The Cape Town Holocaust Centre was established. It is the site for remembering and learning from the old times. It honors the over six million Jews that were victims of the Holocaust and Nazi terror. It spreads knowledge on consequences of racism, discrimination and prejudices while promoting the importance of valuing human rights.
The SA Naval museum was opened by the Chief of the Navy, Vice Admiral R C Simpson-Anderson on 1 April 1993. The collection was formerly displayed at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town and the Martello Tower in Simon's Town. On display is a diorama of a submarine Operations Room complete with authentic sounds and a control centre. Whilst at the museum you can visit the adjoining Dockyard Church with its splendid stained glass windows - originally the Sail Loft. Weddings and funerals are still held in the church.