The Earthquake Museum is an iconic attraction in Tulbagh, where visitors can discover more about the biggest earthquake that shook the town in 1969.
The 29th of September 1969 marks a significant moment in Tulbagh’s collective history. A tragic seismic event recorded a massive 6.3 reading on the Richter scale that brought the small town down to ruins.
51 years later, the museum’s exhibitions and educational programmes pay homage to residents and showcase the pre-industrialised Tulbagh setting all the way to the redevelopment of the iconic Church Street.
Visitors can delve into the town’s history by observing newspaper articles, nostalgic photographs, including detailed illustrations of the earthquake’s impact and aftermath on people’s lives.
Address: 6 Church St, Tulbagh
Time: Open from Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm | Saturday 9am to 1pm | Sunday closed