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East London Museum
Established in 1921 and considered to be one of the most interesting natural and cultural history museums in the country, the East London Museum features a number of fine exhibits, including the type specimen of the coelacanth, a fish previously believed to have become extinct some 80 million years ago, together with an extensive collection of beadwork relating to the Xhosa-speaking people. Collection highlights include the excavation of a large fossil reptile skull and skeleton, Kannemeyria simocephalus, near Tarkastad in 1934; the discovery of the coelacanth in 1938, which resulted in national acclaim for the Museum; an informative display of maritime history of the area; work on trace human and animal trace fossil footprints found in coastal sandstone rockface, dated at 124 000 years old; and the recent dating of the Hofmeyr skull at 36 000 years.
|Contact||Reception East London Museum|
|Tel number||(043) 7430686|
|Physical address||319 Oxford Street, Southernwood, 5201|
|Postal Address||P.O. Box 11021, Southernwood, 5213|
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