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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Natural Science Museum

Where? Grahamstown
The oldest of the Albany Museum Complex, the Natural Science Museum, was established in 1855. A visit to this museum will allow you to learn more about the natural history and science of the Eastern Cape. Some ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cata Village Museum

Where? Stutterheim
The rural Xhosa village of Cata lies close to the town of Keiskammahoek in the Amatole Mountains, surrounded by indigenous forest and grasslands. The local community have re-organised themselves, after forced ...

Richmond House Museum

Where? Port Alfred
Richmond House, the magnificent 7-acre viewsite property overlooking the Kowie River mouth and East Beach, has a fascinating 170-year-old history. Richmond House Museum is open to the public, by ...

Port Elizabeth Museum at Bayworld

Where? Humewood
The Port Elizabeth Museum, which blends cultural with natural history, is the third oldest in South Africa. Housed in a large, three-storey building, the lower floor contains the library, administration ...

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 ...

St Croix Motor Museum

Where? Newton Park
The St. Croix Motor Museum, situated in the Friendly City of Port Elizabeth, offers visitors a peek into the automobiles of yesteryear. In fact, this museum boasts a collection of classic and speciality cars ...

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 ...

Visit the Red Location Museum

Where? New Brighton
The Red Location Museum is dedicated to the struggle for quality that characterised the apartheid regime in South Africa. However, more than this, it is also about the love and hope that underlined ...

South End Museum

Where? South End
South End is a suburb in Port Elizabeth which was once a cosmopolitan community. People from all walks of life lived harmoniously in the epicentre of cultural diversity. Blacks, whites, coloureds, Indians, ...

Old Railway Station Museum

Where? Uitenhage
The Old Railway Station in Museum is an absolute must-see for locomotive enthusiasts. It is reputed to be one of the oldest railway stations in South Africa. There are two vintage locomotives on display, a ...

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 ...

Gately House Museum

Where? East London
Peruse through the former home of John Gately, an Irish Immigrant who was one of the founders of the municipal council and voted Mayor of East London a number of times. The East London museum attained his ...

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