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The Himeville Museum

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The artifacts are well preserved and the stories are very informative. The museum is a must see for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Logan N
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The Himeville Museum is a must for any trip to the Underberg Area. It is set in an old Prison yard... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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...more
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Arbuckle Street, Himeville 3256, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The artifacts are well preserved and the stories are very informative. The museum is a must see for anyone visiting Underberg, Himeville.

Thank Logan N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Himeville Museum is a must for any trip to the Underberg Area. It is set in an old Prison yard and each Cell is of a different Era of the history around Himeville. We spent hours in the rain walking around, the tool shed...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We heard about this little museum from people in our hotel and decided to have a quick stop before leaving the area. We are so glad we did as it gives you a great idea about the history of the area. Each of the old...More

Thank vanasp
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Taking you back to the pioneering days of our settlers. Lovely and well kept ex prison for the criminals in the late 1800's. Really worth the visit with some good info on the history of the area

Thank AntWillow
Innerpeace35, Public Relations Manager at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Glad you found our historic museum in rural Kwa Zulu so interesting. We will pass on your feedback on the fact that it is well-kept, and that the information on the area was of good quality. Visit us again, and thanks for the review.

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the museum for a little bit of a history and culture lesson. We were so happy we did! The displays are very interesting and informative. It is great that you can take photos inside the museum. There are so many things to...More

Thank EmmaAfrikaT
Innerpeace35, Public Relations Manager at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thanks EmmaAfrikaT for taking the time, and appreciating the details. And for mentioning the donations box -we are self-supporting, and rely on the suggested kind donations. Anyone want to help us get some funding?

Reviewed 5 June 2018

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

Thank TracyR2236
Reviewed 1 June 2018 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
Innerpeace35, Public Relations Manager at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hello Wendy H thanks for taking the time to give us a five-star review, and of course for visiting. We would love to see you again.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

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.

1  Thank jbg74
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
Innerpeace35, Public Relations Manager at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hello Natasha E Thanks for the review! yes, as we are a fort, the main attractions are inside the walls! Thanks for mentioning that the different rooms have themes: we hope to share information on the local area in themes: fishing and nature room, rock...More

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

Thank David F
Innerpeace35, Public Relations Manager at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thanks TipsyDog, glad you enjoyed the local history, as we have so many exhibits, and will pass on your compliments to the staff. (And did you notice we are opposite the Himeville Arms, a great place for TipsyDogs to refresh!) ;)

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merlerog
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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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