East London Museum
East London Museum is a museum in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa, notable for holding the type specimen of the coelacanth, a fish previously believed to be long extinct.
It was the workplace of Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, the fish’s discoverer.It was established in 1921 and features natural and cultural history of East London and surrounds.
The museum is open week days and Saturdays. There are other galleries within the museum besides the display of the coelacanth. The museum offers displays of southern Nguni beadwork and traditional culture. The maritime gallery includes model ships and shipwreck artifacts.The museum includes one living exhibit, a working bee hive.