Where is it?
You'll find the Albany Museum in Somerset Street, Grahamstown.
The Museum consists of a family of six buildings, one of which is the Natural Sciences Museum.
The Natural Sciences Museum is open Tuesday to Friday (09:00 - 17:00, but closed between 13:00 and 14:00) and Saturday (09:00 - 13:00). Phone the Albany Museum on (046) 622-2312.
What is on display?
The Museum houses permanent collections of fossils, rocks and minerals, as well as material from the Late Stone Age and Early Iron Age.
The palaeontology collection, which was started in the mid 19th century, consists of about 5 000 fossil specimens and is perhaps the oldest in South Africa. The collection includes fossils of mammal-like reptiles, dinosaurs, fishes and plants collected from the Permian and Triassic beds of the Karoo.