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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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

International Library of African Music

Where? Grahamstown
The International Library of African Music, fondly known as ILAM, was established in 1964 and is a researching, publishing and teaching centre for African traditional music. It is not strictly a museum but ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mohair Experience Museum

Where? Jansenville
Come and visit the Mohair Experience Museum in Jansenville. The museum was opened in 2009 at the same time as the International Mohair Summit, the event is now held in Graaff Reinet. You'll learn all about ...

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