Northern Cape Museums

The Northern Cape boasts a colourful history and is particularly well known for its incredible annual floral display. Show on Map

Destinations in Northern Cape

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Sutherland Musuems and Memorials

Where? Sutherland
A memorial to the Voortrekkers, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Great Trek is located at the entrance to town. Louw House is Sutherlands only museum and the house dates back to 1861. ...

Belgravia Historic Walk

Where? Kimberley
The historic suburb of Belgravia plays host to 33 of the Kimberleys' most historical sites. Much of the Kimberley’s opulent lifestyle of days gone by and its characteristic architecture can be seen on this ...

Calvinia Museum

Where? Calvinia
Visit the Calvinia Museum in Church Street which is housed in the old synagogue. The Calvinia museum aptly illustrates the history of sheep farming in South Africa. View farming activities depicted by a ...

McGregor Museum

Where? Kimberley
The McGregor Museum was officially founded on the 24th September 1907 when the title deeds were handed over to the Management Committee. Prior to this there had been several calls for the establishment of a ...

Carnarvon Museum

Where? Carnarvon
The museum in Carnarvon was built as a community spot for the Dutch reformed Church in 1907 but was given to the municipality and converted into a museum. Situated in the town of Carnarvon near Loxton, ...

Pioneers of Aviation Museum

Where? Kimberley
The Pioneers of Aviation museum lies on the site of the first flying school in South Africa, just 4 km off the N8 outside Kimberley - the city now regarded as the ‘cradle of aviation’. Back in 1913 they ...

Calvinia Post Box

Where? Calvinia
Calvinia has a really big post box. Set on the right as you enter the town it stands six feet high and was originally a water tower. Officially 'opened' in 1994, the Post Box is Calvinia's most photographed ...

Alexander McGregor Memorial Museum

Where? Kimberley
Across town from the McGregor Museum - housed in the beautiful Sanatorium in which Cecil Rhodes had rooms in Kimberley - is the Alexander McGregor Memorial Museum, built as a memorial by the wife of the ...

Big Hole and Kimberley Mine Museum

Where? Kimberley
One of Kimberley’s major attractions, the Big Hole and Kimberley Mine Museum, was once a flat-topped hill and is now an awesome hole - the largest hand-dug excavation in the world - dug by picks, shovels and ...

Fred Turner Windmill Museum

Where? Calvinia
Tucked away in the Upper Karoo in the Northern Cape is the small town of Loeriesfontein, next to Calvinia. Here you will find an unusual open air museum. On your approach to the town you will notice the flat ...

Transport Museum

Where? Kimberley
Kimberley, the capital city of the Northern Cape, is a bustling urban centre with a deep history and heritage; particularly in terms of the South African mining industry. In order to facilitate the gold mining ...

Hanover Museum

Where? Hanover
Hanover museum, situated along Viljoen Street on an original farmstead in Hanover, is brimming with the town’s history. This fascinating museum is run by the local community who volunteer their time and some ...

William Humphreys Art Gallery

Where? Kimberley
The William Humphreys Art Gallery opened in 1952 was named after its principal benefactor, William Benbow Humphreys and is located in Kimberley’s Civic Centre. It is consider one of South Africa’s finest art ...

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