About The Jewish Pioneers Memorial Museum

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 designed by Orlando Middleton and built by the Kohler Brothers. The building is recognizable for its Art Nouveau features, turrets and keyhole windows, reminiscent of the period before the First World War.

Members of the Jewish community took an active role in the restoration of the building, and the preservation of their religion and culture during the 1900’s. The building was originally a synagogue, which was consecrated by the Chief Rabbi in December 1912. Its ornamental Art Nouveau architecture demanded hand-crafted detailing and light metal construction – all requiring great skill. The community fought to preserve the beautiful old place of worship and as a result, the Art Nouveau style is echoed within the building, with details such as door handles, light fittings and columns.

After a period of neglect, the old synagogue was eventually put to good use and transformed into The Jewish Pioneer Museum. As the oldest surviving synagogue in the Eastern Cape, it is not only a place to remember the Jewish Community, with history displayed on its walls, but it is also a beautifully preserved piece of architecture.

Need to Know

WhereRaleigh Street, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.

WhenBest during daylight hours.

How muchPrices on request.

TelephoneNot Available

OvernightStay nearby in Central Hill, in Eastern Cape


Please note, business details can change. While we endeavour to ensure all information provided by the service provider is correct at the time of publication, we do not assume any liability caused by errors or changes, such as price, cost, time, and location. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described, before making any travel plans.

Need an Update?

Send us feedback if this is your service/activity. Please let us know if anything on this page is outdated or contains inaccuracies.
Note, we do not have additional information or rates. Please don't contact us, rather use the service provider's contact details provided.

Find The Jewish Pioneers Memorial Museum in these collections

In the vicinity

Hotels & other accommodation options by proximity

* Distances shown are "as the crow flies", not driving distances. Please confirm with the establishment should driving distance be a factor in your decision.

Other things to do in the area

Noteworthy attractions

Accommodation convenient to The Jewish Pioneers Memorial Museum

FIND / South Africa Accommodation / Eastern Cape Accommodation / Sunshine Coast Accommodation / Port Elizabeth Accommodation / Central Hill Accommodation

Central Hill as a destination

Want to stay overnight?


When would you like to stay?
Choose dates

Number of Guests

Why book with SA-Venues.com
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No airy fairy service fees; you save!
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • All Central Hill property owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud).
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via SA-Venues.com
Things To Do
South Africa. Explore. Experience. Stay

SA-Venues.com® has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.

Never miss a deal

Subscribe for the latest special offers and travel inspiration.

And, we'll send you a R200 voucher to use on your next booking.