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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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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Port Elizabeth Museum at Bayworld

Where? Humewood
The Port Elizabeth Museum, which blends cultural with natural history, is the third oldest in South Africa. Housed in a large, three-storey building, the lower floor contains the library, administration ...

The Owl House

Where? Nieu-Bethesda
Set deep in the Sneeuberg Mountains in the small village of Nieu Bethesda, the Owl House is a Karoo cottage and yard in the Eastern Cape, transformed between 1950 and 1976 by Helen Martins into a ...

South African Airforce Museum In Port Elizabeth

Where? Port Elizabeth
The Port Elizabeth Branch of the South African Air Force Museum is located on the southern side of the Port Elizabeth Airport. The Museum boasts a total of nine aircraft, including helicopters, a supersonic ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bathurst Agricultural Museum

Where? Bathurst
Bathurst Agricultural Museum is situated in Bathurst in the Eastern Cape and boasts an impressive display of machinery, transport and equipment used in those times, allowing us a sneak peak into the past and ...

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 ...

Martello Tower

Where? Fort Beaufort
The Martello Tower in Fort Beaufort is a little garrison dating back to the nineteenth century during the Napoleonic Wars. Many Martello’s were built in several different countries, with two of them being in ...

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. ...

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