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 ...

Great Fish River Museum

Where? Cradock
A monument dedicated to showcasing the history of the hard lives led by pioneer settlers in the area, between 1840 and 1900, you will find the Great Fish River Museum located behind the town hall in Cradock. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hester Rupert Art Museum

Where? Graaff Reinet
The Hester Rupert Art Museum is housed in the fifth oldest church building in South Africa. It was built and consecrated as a Dutch Reformed Mission Church in 1821, 35 years after the founding of the village ...

Somerset East Museum

Where? Somerset East
Somerset East is a small town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, established in 1825. As such, it is bursting with history, both local and colonial, and exudes a unique charm of its own, despite ...

Have a Coke With Peter

Where? East London
Peter Bruton is Coca-Cola crazy and has an incredible collection of all things coke – in fact it is the largest collection in South Africa. His Coke museum has a number of coke items and memorabilia on ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ruth Lock Shell Art Gallery

Where? Queenstown
To see the work of one of South Africa’s unsung artists, visit the home of Winifred Ruth Lock, who died in 1994 but lived in this house from the day she was born, in 1906. Whilst Ruth Lock’s work does not ...

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