About Albany Museum Complex

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 programmes in cultural studies, history and the natural sciences. A Mobile Museum service offers portable exhibits, resource packs and objects for curriculum-based studies.

An education programme is printed yearly and is available on request. Identification services, public lectures, film shows, open days, walking tours and special events are offered throughout the year. The original Albany Museum was established in 1855 by the Grahamstown medical-Chirurgical Society (later the Literary, Scientific and medical Society).

The Albany Museum has grown into a complex of separate museums which document the full spectrum of the social and natural environment, with particular reference to the Eastern Cape. The components of the Complex are : the Natural Science Museum, the History Museum, the Observatory Museum, the Provost Prison and Fort Selwyn.

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WhereAlbany Museum, 40 Somerset Street, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

WhenOpen on Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 13h00 and 14h00 to 17h00. Saturday from 09h00 to 13h00.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)46 622-2312

OvernightThe closest town is Grahamstown, in Eastern Cape

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