Cultural History

Cultural history research focuses on marine archaeology, multicultural period costumes and Eastern Cape local history.

The History Collection consists of maritime artefacts, including wreck material and ships' models acquired through donations and SA Heritage Resources Agency diving permit regulations; costumes and general history collections like furniture, silver, iron, brass and copper objects, architectural models, maps, photographs, documents, firearms, swords and cannons were donated by members of the public. A military collection is also housed at the Prince Alfred Guard Drill Hall.

The No7 Castle Hill collection which was also donated by members of the public and has received National Treasure status as a result of its high quality, variety and the significance of the collection.  


Lindinxiwa Mahlasela

Marine Maritime Hall

Marine Maritime Hall