Eastern Cape Museums

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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”. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

PW Vorster Museum

Where? Middelburg
The PW Vorster Museum documents the important role the van der Walt and Vorster families played in the history of Grootfontein. The museum is housed in a beautiful old building which was originally built ...

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 ...

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