Observatory Museum, Grahamstown
The Observatory Museum is declared a National Mounument (now called Heritage sites). It is situated in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Originally the building was a jewellers shop and residence. It is now a part of the Albany Museum.
OBSERVATORY MUSEUM Established 1982. (A component of the Albany Museum Complex). 10 Bathurst Street, Grahamstown. Tel : (046) 622 2312 This building was originally a 19th Century jeweller's shop and family home. Its connection with the identification of the Eureka, South Africa's first authenticated diamond, in 1867, prompted De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited to purchase the building and restore it in 1981-1982, to commemorate the beginnings of the country's diamond industry. It was opened…