Website Banners (1920px by 460.497px)4
Website Banners (1920px by 460.497px)2
previous arrow
next arrow

Latest Highlights Highlights

Provincial Heritage Day Celebrated to Mark 140th Anniversary of Lesseyton Methodist Theological Training Centre

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government led by Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane celebrated the Provincial Heritage Day in Lesseyton Methodist Heritage Site Precinct...

Eastern Cape Sport and Recreation Awards in recognition of provincial sporting excellence

The Department hosted the much-anticipated Sport and Recreation Achievers Awards in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Sport Confederation, Buffalo City Metro Municipality...

MEC Congratulates Nontshinga
Sport Recreation Achievers Awards 2023 (Photoboot artwork) (002)
previous arrow
next arrow


Service Centers

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.

Amathole Museum

The Amathole Museum, formerly the Kaffrarian Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The museum houses a large collection of mammals and includes the taxidermied body of Huberta, the hippopotamus.

Huberta exhibit

The Xhosa Gallery, housed in the old post office building, concentrates on the cultural history of all tribes of the Xhosa nation. The history section has artefacts, documents and photographs of local interest dating back to the 19th century. The Missionary Museum contains information on missionary endeavours in this area. The museum was founded in 1884 and was later opened to the public in October 1898. The name of the museum was changed from the Kaffrarian Museum to the Amathole Museum in 1999.

Calendar of Events

Here is a list of current and upcoming events

BCM Call for Fashion Designers 2023 (1)

BCM Fashion Show


Heritage Day


Nkosi Jongumsobomvu Maqoma Memorial Lecture