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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Provost Prison

Where? Grahamstown
This was built in 1838 as a military prison in the Drostdy grounds when Sir Benjamin d’Urban, who was Governor of the Cape Colony, instructed the royal engineers to plan a “fortified barrack establishment”. ...

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, ...

Barkly East Museum

Where? Barkly East
Barkly East Museum offers fascinating displays telling a story about the history of Barkly East, how it originated and artifacts and items found in the area giving you an insight into how people lived and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Port Elizabeth Air Force Museum

Where? Humewood
Exhibits of interesting and varied aircraft fill the South African Air Force Museum in Port Elizabeth. There is a supersonic jet fighter, two world famous Harvard trainers, helicopters and more. A vast ...

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