About History Museum

The History Museum originally focused only on the contribution of the 1820 British Settlers and their descendents but it now is all encompassing and includes history of the people who live or have lived in the Eastern Cape.

The collection relating to the settlers includes toys and dolls, medals, coins, domestic furniture, agricultural equipment, ceramics, glass and silver, textiles, documents and genealogical information. There is an ethnographic collection which will enlighten you about the Southern Nguni People and their culture and even features traditional dress of the amaXhosa.

Browse through the collection of paintings by FT I’ons and T Baines and have a look at the well-preserved mummy which is housed in the classical archaeological collection emphasising Ancient Egypt. This museum is part of the Albany Museum Complex.

Need to Know

WhereSomerset Street, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

WhenTuesday to Friday from 09h30 to 13h00 and 14h00 to 17h00.
Saturday 09h00 to 13h00.
Closed: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Worker’s Day

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)46 622-2312

OvernightStay nearby in Grahamstown, in Eastern Cape

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