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NOTE: Red Location Museum has been closed since 18 October 2013 due to community protests around RDP housing issues. The municipality is working closely with the community on reopening it soon. Built as a tribute to the liberation struggle against apartheid, the museum incorporates the...
The Donkin Heritage Trail links 51 places of historical interest in the old Hill area of central Port Elizabeth.
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The Port Elizabeth Opera House and Barn Theatre are located halfway down Whites Road, Central, was opened in 1892 and was proclaimed a national monument in 1980.
The Campanile was erected to commemorate the landing of the 1820 Settlers and is situated at the entrance to the railway station and docks in Strand Street, the spot where it is said the settlers landed in Port Elizabeth. The architects were Jones & McWilliams with construction starting in 1920...
The Port Elizabeth City Hall, which is located in Market Square, was built between 1858 and 1862. The attractive clock tower was only added in 1883. The City Hall serves as a Council Chamber as well as a concert hall, a lecture hall and offices for city council employees.
Donkin Reserve, located off Belmont Terrace, Central, and overlooking the city, was proclaimed an open space in perpetuity by Sir Rufane Donkin.
The Horse Memorial, located on the corner of Russell and Cape Roads, was erected and dedicated to the horses killed during the South African War (1899-1902).
The Queen Victoria Statue in Port Elizabeth, can be found immediately in front of the Port Elizabeth Main Library.
Port Elizabeth's Feather Market Centre is located on the corner of Baakens Street and Military Road, Central and, as its name implies, was an extension of the original commercial activities once carried out in Market Square.