No 7 Castle Hill Museum

No 7 Castle Hill Museum, Port Elizabeth: Address, Phone Number, No 7 Castle Hill Museum Reviews: 4/5

No 7 Castle Hill Museum
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This carefully restored 1827 cottage is Port Elizabeth’s oldest Settler’s house.
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kevT4232UK
Melbourne Beach, FL82 contributions
interantional guests
Feb 2021
Port Elizabeth or Nelson Mandala Bay or as it known these days, has plenty of historic architecture that is uniquely South African and Castle Hill is amongst the best. We once lived close by, but following 1994 the area has declined and sadly has become neglected and dangerous. Visit this wonderful old house and enjoy the past in a city that is somewhat off the interantional tourist trail. The changing of names to local indigenous names, has made tourism difficult in lots of ways. Nearby pubs are closed but look on the brightside. Port Elizabeth, if you take security precautions, is well worth the visit.
Written February 11, 2021
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Commited_Traveller
Port Elizabeth, South Africa845 contributions
7 Castle Hill
Feb 2020
I visited here recently and was pleasantly surprised. The house is well maintained and gives a glimpse of another era.
Written March 7, 2020
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AgedHermes
Cumbria37 contributions
Interesting museum
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited this old house and enjoyed our visit, which had a lot to offer. More careful labelling of exhibits and maybe a list of the pictures would add even more
Written February 14, 2020
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Mike_G6308
Cape Town, South Africa394 contributions
Quaint museum in PE
Nov 2019 • Business
This museum is situated in the old town of Port Elizabeth. Dating back to early 1800’s with history of 1820 settlers. Friendly staff and well worth a visit.
Written December 4, 2019
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David K
Amarillo, Texas, United States42 contributions
Interesting visit
Dec 2017 • Couples
This is a very old home saved from demolition and open to the public. Great for a glimpse of old Port Elizabeth.
Written January 1, 2018
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cornishpiskie209
St Austell, UK26 contributions
A must visit place
Mar 2017 • Couples
We first came here many years ago and found such pleasure ,sitting in the tiny back garden in the sunshine with birds singing. We also loved the tiny interesting features here. The floors not level wonky stairs etc. Such a variety of items from yesteryear. Do not fail to visit no 7
Written April 16, 2017
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JeevesCostadelSol
Costa del Sol203 contributions
A delightful view of life in the 19C in Port Elizabeth
Mar 2017 • Couples
The house is very well laid out with each room very much as it would have been in the 19C. The exhibits are excellently displayed and of a very high calibre. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. All very good value for R20 per person.
Written March 9, 2017
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Mands007
Port Elizabeth, South Africa295 contributions
Beautifully preserved and very interesting
Jul 2016 • Family
With a spectacular view of the harbour, number 7 Castle Hill is one of the oldest dwellings, built by an Irish minister back in 1827. The house has been decorated and furnished with pieces dating as far back as 1750. There is a nominal entrance fee for adults and children and one is given an informative laminated brochure explaining the different pieces in the rooms. The children are catered for with a clipboard and treasure hunt game, where they can find the various historic pieces on display. The house is beautifully preserved and definitely worth a visit.
Written July 15, 2016
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Jill d
Port Elizabeth, South Africa2,517 contributions
A fascinating look back to the past.
Jul 2016 • Family
Although I miss the well-informed and passionate-about-the-past curator who was at number 7 for a long time, hats off to the child-friendly attempts to engage youngsters who visit this museum. Having a "treasure-hunt" is such an effective way of stimulating their interest - a print-out and clipboard turned them into mini- sleuths and I found myself answering questions long after the visit was over!
Apart from the other 2 settler houses in the area that have been accorded National Heritage status, it is sad to see the deterioration of other buildings in the vicinity, either due to fire damage or vandalism . The delapidated row of houses along the Donkin Reserve has been upgraded so there is maybe hope for Castle Hill too.
This museum is really well worth a visit, but caution needs to be taken as this area is still suffering from inner-city blight.
Written July 13, 2016
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Ramesh B
Mauritius1,916 contributions
A time machine
Dec 2015 • Family
Nice to see how the middle class people lived in the early years of Port Elizabeth. The house is on a hill that probably had a view on the old port. The look is authentic, furniture interesting. Mementoes galore.
Written March 20, 2016
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