Useful links

NATIONAL / PROVINCIAL

Genealogical Society of South Africa, Port Elizabeth Branch
Website: www.genza.org.za

South African Military History Society, Eastern Cape Branch (SAMHSEC)
Website: www.samilitaryhistory.org

 

NELSON MANDELA BAY MUSEUMS

Bayworld Museum, Beach Road, Humewood, Port Elizabeth
Wide collections of herpetology, marine biology, marine mammology, maritime archaeology and cultural history.
Website: www.bayworld.co.za

No 7 Castle Hill Historical House, Central Hill, Port Elizabeth
The original Anglican Parsonage dates from c1830, and has been furnished in the style of the mid-19th century.
Email: castlehill@isat.co.za

Prince Alfred’s Guard Drill Hall, Prospect Hill, Central Hill, Port Elizabeth
Website: www.defenceweb.co.za

South End Museum, Humewood Road, Humerail, Port Elizabeth
Housed in the old Seamen’s Institute (1897), this museum commemorates the forced removals by the Apartheid Government of the 1960s and 1970s from South End, the ‘District Six’ of Port Elizabeth.
Website: www.southendmuseum.co.za

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth
Contains a fine collection of heritage art of Port Elizabeth and the Eastern Cape.
Website: www.artmuseum.co.za

Despatch Museum
Tel: 041 933 3177

 

UITENHAGE HISTORICAL MUSEUMS

Email: uitenhagemuseum@intekom.co.za

Drostdy Museum, Uitenhage
Housed in the original Drostdy or Magistracy of 1804-1809 is a fine collection of artifacts and furniture from the early days of the town.

Old Railway Station Museum, Uitenhage
The original station and terminus of the Port Elizabeth – Uitenhage Railway, opened in 1875, with a collection of steam locomotives, carriages and rolling stock.

Cuyler Manor Museum, Uitenhage
The farmhouse of Landdrost Jacob Cuyler built in 1820, 4 km from the town centre.

 

MUNICIPAL

Port Elizabeth Main Library, Vuyicile Mini Square (former Market Square)
Has a good selection of books on historical subjects in the ‘South African Collection’ in the Africana Room, including a full set of the Historical Society’s Journal, Looking Back.

 

NELSON MANDELA BAY TOURISM

Website: www.nmbt.co.za

 

THE HERITAGE PORTAL

Website: www.heritageportal.co.za

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