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RIch history & Heritage

The large collection of the EC history and heritage takes visitors back to those times, carefully... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
See the coelacanth and many other things

This is an old museum and when you take into account that this is a small city, the museum is... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Pretoria, South Africa
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319 Oxford Street, East London 5201, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The large collection of the EC history and heritage takes visitors back to those times, carefully kept artifacts allows visitors to see both the good and the bad history of our country / city. the best galleries for me personally would be the Coelacanth, the...More

Thank SisekoY1
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Our visit to the museum was part of a tour organised by our cruise ship. Our group was guided by one of the senior curators. It is not a large place, but more than we could fully visit in such a short time. Unexpectedly, the...More

Thank RogerC001
Reviewed 12 August 2018

My little ones loved their time at the East London Museum. They were interested in all those attractions without picking the number one. For us parents, the most interesting attraction were the wordl's oldest human footprints. It's amazing to see them so well.perserved after all...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

We arrived in East London aboard a cruise liner and were somewhat disappointed to see the state of the city centre streets, which were not very well kept and strewn with market traders set up on the road side. The visit to the museum however...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

Kids enjoyed it so much. Very informative. Only Dodo eggs left from Australia. A lot to learn. Would be a nice outing for kids.

Thank ConnieC1291
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is an old museum and when you take into account that this is a small city, the museum is actually quite extensive. They have all the information about the coelacanth and many other fish, with examples of the largest specimens caught in the area...More

Thank 329halinav
Reviewed 27 February 2018

I do a lot of museums in my travels and this one was very interesting to me. Lots of African culture, European influences on fashion, rocks, bugs, critters, birds, fish, weapons of war, You name it. The world's oldest human trace fossil (124,000 year old...More

Reviewed 1 February 2018

A great place to visit, will be very beneficial to history lovers and learners. I love the cultural displace and difference between nguni tribes. no to be taken as a solo outing, a group to engage in discussion will be good.

Thank busisiwek2016
Reviewed 18 January 2018

My husband and I recently spent a good couple of hours here browsing around. Entry is ridiculously cheap, only 20 rand (about £1) per person, very good value. The shell collection is excellent, far better than the Natural History museum in London, UK. Also a...More

Thank Alba999
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This little museum, although a bit old-fashioned, us well worth the trip to see the Coelecanth. The information is varied from fish to shells; ships and even salvaged ship cannons, which my boys loved. The cafe shop is friendly and serves the best toasted sandwiches...More

Thank WayneR1700
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