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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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 ...

Great Fish River Museum

Where? Cradock
A monument dedicated to showcasing the history of the hard lives led by pioneer settlers in the area, between 1840 and 1900, you will find the Great Fish River Museum located behind the town hall in Cradock. ...

Urquhart House Museum

Where? Graaff Reinet
You will find this beautiful Cape Dutch house on the southern end of Market Square, although the exact date on which it was built is unknown. Historians guess at somewhere between 1806 and 1821 based on its ...

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 ...

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 ...

The VW AutoPavilion

Where? Uitenhage
Uitenhage is a tiny town, but is the famous home of the Volkswagen plant, which churns out these vehicles at an impressive rate. This small epicentre plays an integral role in putting the Eastern Cape on the ...

Kowie History Museum

Where? Port Alfred
The Kowie History Museum in Port Alfred is a small museum, dedicated to the social history of the Albany District and the early settlers of the 1820 and 1889 era. An old card index with the names of the ...

Amathole Museum

Where? King Williams Town
The Amatole Mountain Range stands tall and proud over King William’s Town in the South African province of the Eastern Cape. This part of the country is quiet, not frequented by large groups of tourist or ...

The Cuyler Manor Museum

Where? Uitenhage
The Cuyler Manor Museum forms part of the Uitenhage Museum and is a Cape Dutch style house that has been brought back to life, showing off period furniture and giving visitors the illusion of stepping back in ...

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 ...

Hester Rupert Art Museum

Where? Graaff Reinet
The Hester Rupert Art Museum is housed in the fifth oldest church building in South Africa. It was built and consecrated as a Dutch Reformed Mission Church in 1821, 35 years after the founding of the village ...

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 ...

The Donkin Reserve

Where? Central
The Donkin Reserve is one of the best known historical attractions in Port Elizabeth, telling a fascinating story of the discovery and development of the Friendly City. Sir Rufane Donkin named the city after ...

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 ...

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 ...

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