Northern Cape Museums

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Alexander McGregor Memorial Museum

Where? Kimberley
Across town from the McGregor Museum - housed in the beautiful Sanatorium in which Cecil Rhodes had rooms in Kimberley - is the Alexander McGregor Memorial Museum, built as a memorial by the wife of the ...

Kalahari-Oranje Museum

Where? Upington
The Museum is housed in the buildings erected by the Reverend Schröder in 1875 as a church and mission station. Domestic items dating from that era and articles relating to the history of Upington and the ...

William Humphreys Art Gallery

Where? Kimberley
The William Humphreys Art Gallery opened in 1952 was named after its principal benefactor, William Benbow Humphreys and is located in Kimberley’s Civic Centre. It is consider one of South Africa’s finest art ...

Magersfontein Battlefield Museum

Where? Kimberley
Due to the abundance of riches discovered in and around modern-day Kimberley in the 19th century, this part of South Africa was subject to a number of fierce battles. These took place between the Boers, the ...

Calvinia Museum

Where? Calvinia
Visit the Calvinia Museum in Church Street which is housed in the old synagogue. The Calvinia museum aptly illustrates the history of sheep farming in South Africa. View farming activities depicted by a ...

McGregor Museum

Where? Kimberley
The McGregor Museum was officially founded on the 24th September 1907 when the title deeds were handed over to the Management Committee. Prior to this there had been several calls for the establishment of a ...

Fred Turner Windmill Museum

Where? Calvinia
Tucked away in the Upper Karoo in the Northern Cape is the small town of Loeriesfontein, next to Calvinia. Here you will find an unusual open air museum. On your approach to the town you will notice the flat ...

Sutherland Musuems, Memorials and Monuments

Where? Sutherland
A memorial to the Voortrekkers, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Great Trek is located at the entrance to town. Louw House is Sutherlands only museum and the house dates back to 1861. ...

Sol Plaatje Museum

Where? Kimberley
Kimberley, the capital city of the Northern Cape Province, is the proud home of the Sol Plaatje Museum and Library. This was once the residential address of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, who was the first ...

Moffat Mission Station

Where? Kuruman
In the early part of the 19th century, British settlers flocked to South Africa, establishing mission stations and homes all around the country. The Kuruman Moffat Mission is in Seodin, just outside of the ...

Calvinia Post Box

Where? Calvinia
Calvinia has a really big post box. Set on the right as you enter the town it stands six feet high and was originally a water tower. Officially 'opened' in 1994, the Post Box is Calvinia's most photographed ...

Pioneers of Aviation Museum

Where? Kimberley
The Pioneers of Aviation museum lies on the site of the first flying school in South Africa, just 4 km off the N8 outside Kimberley - the city now regarded as the ‘cradle of aviation’. Back in 1913 they ...

Colesberg-Kemper Museum

Where? Colesberg
The charm-filled Colesberg-Kemper Museum celebrates this small town in the Northern Cape Province by effectively combining its historical import with its modern-day identity. This museum is not only about ...

Sutherland NG Kerk

Where? Sutherland
The NG Church on the main road of Sutherland is an absolute must see. Designed by architect Charles Freeman, the church was occupied by British soldiers during the Anglo Boer War before it could be ...

Visit the Prieska Museum

Where? Prieska
The Prieska Museum stands on the main street protecting the history of the town and skilfully displaying the wonders of it's memory lane. Situated on the South banks of the Orange River, the town of Prieska is ...

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