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The Himeville Museum

Arbuckle Street, Himeville 3256, South Africa
+27 33 702 1184
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A very well kept museum

We enjoyed a good hour at this well kept museum offering insights to many facets of life/history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracy R
Great little museum

Great little museum that is packed full of displays and information. Beautifully laid out with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wendy H
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Durban, South Africa
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The Himeville Museum and Fort is both a historical site (the old fort, and prison) as well as a well-kept local history museum. , Each of the rooms is either a room in the house, representing the era, or it is dedicated to the life and times of the area: the prison, the telephone exchange, the school: the farming implements of the time. What makes this museum different is that it also represents the varieites of communities in the area: from the original inhabitants, the first people of South Africa, the Khoi/San with local caves able to be visited to see their representations there, through to the settlers and other people of the wider area, to the fauna and flora, clothing and the kitchens of the day: Open garden courtyard in the middle of the fort, shaded, and a bench to rest on - this is a representative and diverse museum that has something of interest to everyone, young and old, local and from all over the globe.
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“local history” (7 reviews)
“no charge” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
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Arbuckle Street, Himeville 3256, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a good hour at this well kept museum offering insights to many facets of life/history of the area

Thank Tracy R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little museum that is packed full of displays and information. Beautifully laid out with different aspects of live protrayed in the cells of this former prison. Everything is labelled with descriptions so easy to just wonder around alome and look. Its also free entry...More

Thank Wendy H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an interesting local museum with some cool artifacts from the area. If you have the time it is worth a stop for a couple of hours.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

From the street it looks like a tiny building but once we opened the door we were suprised by the endless antiques and memorabilia. We were immediately greeted by the lady and told to walk through the museum at our leisure and we were allowed...More

1  Thank Natasha E
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

A really interesting little museum with a range of local exhibits. There are old farming tools and implements as well lots of information about the local history and flora and fauna. The staff are very helpful and enthusiastic. Well worth a visit if you’re in...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Very well maintained museum. Well worth a stop as it contains lots of information about the area and its people.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic collection of items of historical significance, personal memorabilia, scientific research and literature . A great tribute to the hard work and enterprise of those who braved new frontiers and their descendants.

1  Thank 966veronica
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HimevilleMuseum, Curators at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We work hard at preserving and presenting the history and heritage of the area for all to enjoy. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We spent a morning looking through all the interesting bits of history - along with a little bit of Geocaching.

Thank Wayne S
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HimevilleMuseum, assistant curator at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for this positive review of our museum. We are really happy you took the time to visit and steep yourself in the rich history of the area. Please visit again when you are next in the area.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Beautiful kept museum with is rich in local history. Very passionate and friendly staff which are always happy to share stories and information with you. Free entrance.

Thank JanineRR1
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Old stone building in main Rd. Various rooms depict life in past years. We particularly liked the school room. Some displays a bit tired. This was originally a fort. Markets are held here occasionally- a really good time to visit

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louiseroderick, Assistant Curator at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are continually working on upgrading and changing our displays and hope that you will visit again and see some interesting changes.

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Response from HimevilleMuseum | Property representative |
Thanks so much for your query. Himeville Fort and Museum stocks this book as a regular item. The cost is R125 per copy.
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