Eastern Cape Museums

Situated between Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, the Eastern Cape is the second largest of South Africa's 9 provinces. Show on Map

Destinations in Eastern Cape


Jeffreys Bay Surf Museum

Where? Jeffreys Bay
Stop anyone with a wetsuit tan, anywhere in the world and ask 'Excuse me where is the number one surf spot in South Africa?' and despite a lifetime of overexposure to saltwater between their ears their answer ...

International Library of African Music

Where? Grahamstown
The International Library of African Music, fondly known as ILAM, was established in 1964 and is a researching, publishing and teaching centre for African traditional music. It is not strictly a museum but ...

Mohair Experience Museum

Where? Jansenville
Come and visit the Mohair Experience Museum in Jansenville. The museum was opened in 2009 at the same time as the International Mohair Summit, the event is now held in Graaff Reinet. You'll learn all about ...

Blacksmith Museum

Where? Zuurberg
Take a trip back in time to the old Blacksmith at Ann’s Villa in Zuurberg , Eastern Cape. This national monument, established in 1855 originally is now a fabulous museum displaying the art of wheel making and ...

South African Airforce Museum In Port Elizabeth

Where? Port Elizabeth
The Port Elizabeth Branch of the South African Air Force Museum is located on the southern side of the Port Elizabeth Airport. The Museum boasts a total of nine aircraft, including helicopters, a supersonic ...

Visit the Graaff Reinet Museums

Where? Graaff Reinet
The Graaff Reinet Museum was established in 1956 and is governed by a Board of Trustees and subsidized by Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture of the Eastern Cape. The five old buildings, ...

National English Literary Museum

Where? Grahamstown
The National English Literary Museum gives us the opportunity to promote reading and encourage appreciated of all forms of creative South African literature that is written in English. The museum began in 1972 ...

Thomas River Historical Village

Where? Stutterheim
Nestled between Stutterheim and Cathcart is the Thomas River Historical Village. The village is named after a British deserter, Thomas Bently who was killed by a poisonous bushman arrow. The old town train ...

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

Where? Port Elizabeth
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum (formerly the King George VI Art Gallery) was opened on 22 June 1956 and renamed in December 2002. The collections are housed in two buildings framing the entrance to ...

Martello Tower

Where? Fort Beaufort
The Martello Tower in Fort Beaufort is a little garrison dating back to the nineteenth century during the Napoleonic Wars. Many Martello’s were built in several different countries, with two of them being in ...

Visit No 7 Castle Hill

Where? Humewood
Situated in the city centre, No 7 Castle Hill is a Victorian house museum dating back to 1827. The house is a declared National Monument. This picturesque cottage is one of the oldest remaining dwelling ...

Aliwal North Museum

Where? Aliwal North
Aliwal North is situated in the Eastern Cape Provinc along the Orange River on an old strategic ford, now upgraded to a pontoon, used by the Voortrekkers and Bushmen and named Aliwal by the Governor of the ...

The Owl House

Where? Nieu-Bethesda
Set deep in the Sneeuberg Mountains in the small village of Nieu Bethesda, the Owl House is a Karoo cottage and yard in the Eastern Cape, transformed between 1950 and 1976 by Helen Martins into a ...

Sid Fourie House

Where? Jansenville
The Sid Fourie House, also known as Jansenville’s Museum and houses a number of collections that offer a peak into the lifestyles of the past as well as the area itself. The home once belonged to Sid Fourie ...

Stutterheim Stationary Engine Museum

Where? Stutterheim
The Stutterheim Stationary Engine Museum is believed to have one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of restored stationary engines, all in mint running condition, in the world. The oldest ...

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