No7 Castle Hill Museum is celebrating International Museums Day on the Friday 17th May from 10am to 4pm. Old crafts will be demonstrated; such as embroidery, lace making and quilting. At 10.30 there will be a talk on Victorian Jewelry and a chance to make your own ‘Victorian earrings’.
No 7 Castle Hill is the second oldest surviving Settler cottage in Port Elizabeth. The picturesque family dwelling dates back to 1827, built by Rev Frances McClelland, the first Colonial Chaplin in the city. Rev Frances McClelland lived there during his term of office, after which it was home to many English Settlers during the early to late 19th Century. In 1965 the cottage was fully restored to reflect and represent the history and period lifestyles of the English who resided there.
The open day is designed specifically as an educational day out, allowing you the opportunity to explore the history and relevance of the cottage as you discover the old furniture, kitchen equipment, collect water from the well, have a squiz at the old toys and dolls, and fairy garden.
Entrance to the No7 Castle Hill Museum is free on International Museum Day.
For more info contact Grizel Hart at No 7 Castle Hill on 041 582 2515