Uitenhage Galleries and Museums

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AutoPavilion Volkswagen SA in Uitenhage

AutoPavilion Volkswagen SA

Galleries and Museum in Uitenhage

The AutoPavilion, place of cars and legends, first opened its doors in 2004. This modern, state-of-the art heritage centre replaced the existing museum that housed Volkswagen SA's old vehicles. The multi-million Rand attraction is unique as it is the only automobile discovery centre in Africa and only the 5th worldwide. Open Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:00.

Barkly Street Theater in Uitenhage

Barkly Street Theater

Galleries and Museum in Uitenhage

The Barkly Street Theatre is a Wedding and Function Venue Centre situated in Uitenhage on the corner of High and Barkly Street. It is the perfect venue for every occasion worth celebrating. Whether you are tying the knot, renewing your vows, commemorating a milestone occasion or needing somewhere different for that corporate function, this unique party place is ideal. The Barkly Street Theatre focuses on intimate wedding celebrations, private theme functions and corporate conferences. A Wedding Reception at the Barkly Street Theatre is an unforgettable experience. Our aim is to make it the most memorable day of your life. Our staff will ensure that no detail is left untouched and you have nothing to do but enjoy this most special occasion, working closely with only the best in the decor industry. Choose from either the indoor area or the outdoor garden terrace area including a gazebo. The outdoor area provides seating for 100 guests (which could be extended to 180 guests with a bidouin tent) whereas the indoor area provides seating for 120 guests including a dance floor and 150 guests without a dance floor.

Cuyler Manor Museum in Uitenhage

Cuyler Manor Museum

Galleries and Museum in Uitenhage

The Cuyler Manor was built as a homestead for General Jacob Glen Cuyler, Landdrost of Uitenhage from 1806 to 1827. This typical Cape Dutch house has been lovingly restored and furnished, and functions as a living museum. Demonstrations of traditional activities including soap and candle making, baking and weaving can be arranged.

Drostdy Museum in Uitenhage

Drostdy Museum

Galleries and Museum in Uitenhage

The Drostdy Museum forms part of the Uitenhage Museum, as does the Cuyler Manor Museum and the Old Railway Station Museum. The Drostdy Africana Museum focuses on the development of the city and how it grew through the introduction of industries ranging from clothing, furniture and other items.

Old Railway Station Museum in Uitenhage

Old Railway Station Museum

Galleries and Museum in Uitenhage

The quaint Old Railway Station Museum is reputed to be one of the oldest railway stations in South Africa. On display are two vintage locomotives, a number of coaches, period furniture and equipment that capture the nostalgia of the pioneering days of steam locomotives. In addition to the station office, the building includes a residence, waiting room and tearoom. Open Tuesday to Thursday 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 15:30.

Galleries and Museums near Uitenhage

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Gugus Township Tour in New Brighton

Gugus Township Tour

Galleries and Museum in New Brighton(27.5 km from Uitenhage)

Looking for interesting and offbeat things to do in Port Elizabeth? Experience the sights and sounds of life in a traditional South African urban community during a half-day township tour. Gugu's Township Tour will take you into the heart of New Brighton Township, one of Port Elizabeth's oldest and biggest townships, where you will experience authentic South African culture. The guided tour includes a visit to the outstanding Red Location Apartheid Museum, a traditional Xhosa meal and mingling with locals at a shebeen (pub). www.gugustownshiptours.co.za

Blacksmith Museum in Zuurberg

Blacksmith Museum

Galleries and Museum in Zuurberg(70.4 km from Uitenhage)

The original blacksmith at Ann's Villa, established in 1855 is now a registered museum. It was an essential stop for wagons after they had traversed the Zuurberg Pass. Virtually all the original tools are on display. Comprehensive guided tours are offered.

Heritage Eco Centre in St Francis Bay

Heritage Eco Centre

Galleries and Museum in St Francis Bay(77.2 km from Uitenhage)

St Francis Bays Flagship and educational museum centre. Arts and Crafts for Children are held over weekends. Open Wednesday 14h30 - 16h30 and Saturday 10h30 - 12h30.