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Read about the fascinating history of the world-famous wandering hippo, Huberta.


Xhosa Gallery

Xhosa traditional knowledge, ranging from artifacts and medicines to myths and rituals.



The museum's Anthropology section conducts research on a variety of topics.


Our Library

Our library has a valuable collection of books, pamphlets, journals, videos etc..

 Idabi lenkululeko eQonce

Oral history based exhibition on the struggle for freedom in this locale during the Apartheid era.

It includes representations of the Bhisho Massacre, the local Golf Club Attack, and much more.

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Idabi lenkululeko eQonce

The Amathole Museum

The Amathole Museum, which has an international reputation, originated from the King William's Town Naturist Society founded in 1884. The name of the Museum has changed twice, and in 1999 officially to Amathole. The isiXhosa term amathole (calves), is the name of the nearby mountains. It is housed in 4 national monuments.


The old Public Library now housing Across the frontier and Wagon Room exhibitions. The original Museum building now housing Huberta, Wolsak the buffalo, and many more animal exhibitions. The old Post Office, now housing the Xhosa Gallery.