Port Elizabeth Museum

Description

Rainy day in the Bay? Why not check out what's up at PE Museum at the Bayworld Complex.

Situated on the main beachfront, it delivers a feast of education and entertainment to thousands of visitors each year.

March the kids straight to the life-sized reconstruction of the giant prehistoric dinosaur known as Algoasaurus that once lived here. Another leviathan for your pipsqueaks to gawk at is the 15 metre skeleton of the last Southern right whale harpooned in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Wannabee pirates will dig the replica of the Dias Cross and a five metre bronze cannon dated 1640, salvaged from a Portuguese galleon wrecked near Port Elizabeth.

The Port Elizabeth Museum is a wonderful blend of cultural and natural history and is the third oldest in South Africa. Displays include the Dinosaur, Marine, Bird, Maritime History, Costume and Local History Halls, as well as a Curiosity Corner, Xhosa Beadwork Gallery and the First People of the Bay.

Diverse temporary exhibits in the fields of natural science, archaeology and geology regularly spice up what’s on offer. Definitely worth a visit!

Open 09:00 – 16:30 every day of the year, except on Christmas Day, 25 December.

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Accommodation near Port Elizabeth Museum

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R920
1 night, 2 adults

Humewood Hotel

Sleeps 147 Humewood Hotel, Humewood Bed and Breakfast in Humewood
0.13km from Port Elizabeth Museum

Humewood Hotel is located on the beachfront in Port Elizabeth and offers comfortable bed and breakfa...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Chapman Hotel & Conference Centre

Sleeps 111 Humewood Hotel in Humewood
0.20km from Port Elizabeth Museum

Situated on Brookes Hill between King's Beach and the world-renowned water sports mecca of Hobie Bea...

from R2,200
1 night, 2 adults

Amadada Beach Lodge

Sleeps 6 Humewood Lodge, Humewood Self-catering in Humewood
0.21km from Port Elizabeth Museum

Amadada Beach Lodge is the perfect getaway to all that can be enjoyed in the Port Elizabeth area. S...

from R960
1 night, 2 adults

The Kelway Hotel

Sleeps 190 Humewood Hotel in Humewood
0.21km from Port Elizabeth Museum

Outstanding hospitality and breathtaking views of Nelson Mandela Bay greet discerning visitors. Set ...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Jan's Self-catering

Sleeps 16 Humewood Self-catering in Humewood
0.30km from Port Elizabeth Museum

Situated within walking distance to all the main beaches and some of the best pubs and restaurants i...

from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults

223 Brooks Hills Suites

Sleeps 4 Summerstrand Hotel, Summerstrand Self-catering in Summerstrand
0.30km from Port Elizabeth Museum

his is a comfortable apartment situated in Summerstrand. Port Elizabeth's main beach front area. It ...

from R1,000
1 night, 2 adults

Brookes Hill Beachfront Apartment

Sleeps 5 Humewood Self-catering, Humewood Resort in Humewood
0.31km from Port Elizabeth Museum

Fully self catering, DSTV, swimming pool overlooking ocean. Walking distance to restaurants and coff...

from R1,206
1 night, 2 adults

Brookes Hill Suites Legacy Hotels

Sleeps 108 Humewood Resort in Humewood
0.34km from Port Elizabeth Museum

Brookes Hill Suites provides guests with a home away from home, providing everything the leisure or ...

from R1,800
1 night, 2 adults

The Windermere Hotel

Sleeps 20 Humewood Hotel in Humewood
0.43km from Port Elizabeth Museum

For the discerning leisure tourist and the top business executive alike, this is the ideal place to ...

from R535
1 night, 2 adults

Crow's Nest

Sleeps 98 Humewood Self-catering in Humewood
0.50km from Port Elizabeth Museum

Crow’s nest in Port Elizabeth offers luxury self-catering suites only two minutes’ walk from the bea...

 
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