We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National English Literary Museum

Is this your business?
87 Beaufort Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
+27 46 622 7042
Website
Save
Review Highlights
National English Literary Museum

This is a delightful structure from an architectural and design point of view. It has been... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Tim R
,
Fort Worth
The rise of the modern museum

This is South Africa's newest large museum, in a special-purpose building which has been specially... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
rogerlayton
,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Read all 6 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good0%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
16 Sep 2017
“National English Literary Museum”
1 Jan 2017
“The rise of the modern museum”
LOCATION
87 Beaufort Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
CONTACT
Website
+27 46 622 7042
Write a Review
Reviews (6)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a delightful structure from an architectural and design point of view. It has been positioned in a beautiful part of this college town and features amusing art in the courtyard

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is South Africa's newest large museum, in a special-purpose building which has been specially designed and fit for purpose. This is so new that the exhibition area is not yet open, but just a walk around the area is worthwhile exploring the various design...More

Thank rogerlayton
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Brand new and although not fully operational still worth a visit. It has state of the art technology preserving all the old books and relics. The building is as green as one can get.

Thank cnrdhnkm
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I was really looking forward to visiting this museum of English language, but great was my disappointment when I discovered that the displays are being packed away and crated to the new venue, at 25 Worcester St, described by the previous reviewer. A telephone call...More

Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 12 October 2015

The new National English Literacy Museum is built in Worcester Street in Grahamstown and has been certified by the Green Building Council of South Africa as the first (5 Star) Green Star certified project in the category Public & Education Buildings in South Africa. It...More

Thank John W R
Reviewed 30 August 2012

When visiting we rang the bell and the door was opened but nobody talked to us. We did not really know where to go and walked into a few rooms. The rooms had posters with some poems printed on them. After about 2 minutes we...More

1  Thank Lu-Gerda
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Haricots Bistro & Deli
174 reviews
.59 km away
The Rat & Parrot
120 reviews
.64 km away
Casa de Loco Restaurant and Tapas Bar
45 reviews
.58 km away
Saint's Bistro & Inn
84 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cathedral of St Michael and St George
49 reviews
.48 km away
Observatory Museum
42 reviews
.50 km away
Oldest letterbox in South Africa
15 reviews
1.42 km away
St Patrick's Catholic Church
11 reviews
.29 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from National English Literary Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit