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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St Croix Motor Museum

Where? Newton Park
The St. Croix Motor Museum, situated in the Friendly City of Port Elizabeth, offers visitors a peek into the automobiles of yesteryear. In fact, this museum boasts a collection of classic and speciality cars ...

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 ...

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, ...

Olive Schreiner House

Where? Cradock
The Shreiner House museum is an interesting one situated in Cradock and is former home to Olive Schreiner and her siblings. Olive was a South African political activist with strong beliefs and also author to ...

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 ...

Richmond House Museum

Where? Port Alfred
The Eastern Cape of South Africa may be one of the quietest provinces, but it is certainly one of the most beautiful. Exotic-looking beaches that stretch on for miles and verdant rolling hills are what this ...

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 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”. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Visit No 7 Castle Hill

Where? Humewood
Situated in the city centre, No 7 Castle Hill is a Victorian house museum dating back to 1827. The house is a declared National Monument. This picturesque cottage is one of the oldest remaining dwelling ...

Drostdy Museum

Where? Uitenhage
Part of the Uitenhage Museum, the Drostdy Africana Museum exhibits stages of growth for the city, from buildings, furniture, appliances, clothing and so much more. Take a trip through time and see just how ...

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 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 ...

Aliwal North Museum

Where? Aliwal North
Aliwal North is situated in the Eastern Cape Provinc along the Orange River on an old strategic ford, now upgraded to a pontoon, used by the Voortrekkers and Bushmen and named Aliwal by the Governor of the ...

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