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

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The Jewish Pioneers Memorial Museum

Where? Central
The Jewish Pioneer’s Museum in Port Elizabeth was created to remember the Jewish community with memorabilia, ceremonial implements and historical photography. The building that the museum is housed in was ...

History Museum

Where? Grahamstown
The History Museum originally focused only on the contribution of the 1820 British Settlers and their descendents but it now is all encompassing and includes history of the people who live or have lived in the ...

Observatory Museum

Where? Grahamstown
If you only have time to visit one museum on your visit to Grahamstown then the Observatory Museum as it is a unique museum which celebrates the beginning of the diamond industry in South Africa. The ...

Albany Museum Complex

Where? Grahamstown
Established 1855, the Albany Museum Complex comprises five museums and is the second oldest museum in South Africa. The Museum Complex has an Education Department which provides resources and educational ...

Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre

Where? Nieu-Bethesda
The small town of Nieu-Bethesda is situated in the beautiful Karoo of South Arica, where the natural beauty is uniquely enthralling and the history permeates every building, remnant and smile. It has earned ...

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 ...

Jeffreys Bay Shell Museum

Where? Jeffreys Bay
Jeffreys Bay has always been known for its beautiful shells so it stands to reason that the town should have a Shell Museum. The more than 600 shells from species all of the world makes it one of the ...

Bathurst Agricultural Museum

Where? Bathurst
Bathurst Agricultural Museum is situated in Bathurst in the Eastern Cape and boasts an impressive display of machinery, transport and equipment used in those times, allowing us a sneak peak into the past and ...

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 ...

Military History Museum

Where? Graaff Reinet
The military history of Graaff-Reinet is rich and varied, and the Military History Museum captures the time in history spanning from the 1800's until June 2007. The museum is the most recent addition 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 ...

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 ...

No 7 Castle Hill

Where? Central Hill
No 7 Castle Hill was completed in 1830 and is now regarded as one of the oldest surviving settler cottages in Port Elizabeth. The interior presents a picture of domestic life such as many which was enjoyed ...

Have a Coke With Peter

Where? East London
Peter Bruton is Coca-Cola crazy and has an incredible collection of all things coke – in fact it is the largest collection in South Africa. His Coke museum has a number of coke items and memorabilia on ...

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 ...

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