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Address: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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This carefully restored 1827 cottage is Port Elizabeth’s oldest Settler’s...

This carefully restored 1827 cottage is Port Elizabeth’s oldest Settler’s house.

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Beautifully preserved and very interesting

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

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... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

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... More 

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Mauritius
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

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.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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53 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

...after being lovingly nurtured by former staff, there are political "storm-in-a-teacup" power struggle issues which deprive visitors to Port Elizabeth of yet another fascinating attraction.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

It is not often that you can enter into a bygone world . Step back and see how our Settler forefathers lived .Each room is decorated and furbished as it would have been there. There is a curator on hand to give information and tell the story!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Beautiful museum. Well kept and gives one an accurate feel of what living in the 1820's as a Settler to Algoa Bay was like.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

This quaint museum takes you back in time through the Victorian era and showcases how people lived in Port Elizabeth in those times. There are many gems to be found in the various rooms and there is something for all ages. The staff are a store of knowledge and it is great just to sit down and have a chat... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

If you are a museum crawler, don't miss this one and don't be misled by the size - the museum is a modest house of the Settlers era furnished as it would have been in those days. Don't venture into that general area alone though, go in a group - PE's Central is suffering much like many other inner cities,... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

This place is full of history, and show how the people of that time lived in Port Elizabeth. It is a very important landmark and holds so much history of PE. If you are looking for a place like this, do your self a favor and go visit

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Dont feel very safe in area. Lots of drug dealers and criminal elements in the area. I did not feel safe to park my car in the area. The museum is a good visit. Try go with a group of people.

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