About National English Literary Museum

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 as a collection of documents and has grown over the years, with thanks to funding from government.

The artefacts housed here are literary and of imaginative and creative writings in English of Southern African writers, regardless of their mother tongue. The museum endeavours to keep unpublished manuscripts and drafts as well as diaries, private correspondence and proofs. A collection of all genres including short stories, memoirs, journals, books for children, plays, novels and poetry is kept at the museum.

These collections are physically present for anyone to consult. Entrance to the museum is free of charge however donations are always welcome. Tours are arranged for small groups, by prior arrangement only.

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Where25 Worcester Street, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

WhenMonday to Friday from 08h30 to 13h00 and 14h00 to 16h30

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)46 622-7042

OvernightThe closest town is Grahamstown, in Eastern Cape

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