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 Despatch Museum

Where? Despatch
The Despatch museum is an interesting museum brimming with history and a wide variety of it at that. The first thing you will notice is the large Stegasaurus, a model made to scale, of which the original is at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Visit the St Croix Motor Museum

Where? Port Elizabeth
If you are interested in vintage and classic vehicles, then pay a visit to the St. Croix Motor Museum on Mowbray Street in Newton Park. The Museum displays a private collection of vintage and classic vehicles ...

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 ...

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 ...

Our Heritage Museum

Where? Adelaide
Our Heritage Museum in Adelaide is a national monument and consists of an old parsonage and its outbuildings. The Late Dutch reformed church dating from 1860 to 1964 has large grounds and exquisite gardens to ...

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