The Eastern Star Gallery

Museums in or near Grahamstown, Frontier Country in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in GrahamstownThe Eastern Star Gallery

Museums Frontier Country

Where? 4 Anglo African Street, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

When? By arrangement only, please telephone.

How? Call +27 (0)46 622-7042

How much? Free to browse

Overnight? Overnight at accommodation in Grahamstown, in Eastern Cape

The Eastern Star Gallery gets its name from a newspaper that was established in Grahamstown in 1871, which was the predecessor to the popular and daily The Star from the Argus company in Johannesburg.

The building the museum is housed was believed to be the original building the paper was produced in, however, subsequent research shows that there is no direct connection with the paper. At the museum you will see various printing machinery and other items related to printing, including John Fairbairnís editorial desk.

Also on display is a restored 120 year-old Wharfdale printing press which is a sister model to the one which produced the Eastern Star from 1871 to 1887. An exhibition shows the restoration of both the building and Wharfdale press and demonstrations are given of how the press works. Tours are by arrangement only.

Take home a memory or two from the selection of books, postcards and souvenirs for sale.

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