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Address: Arbuckle Street, Himeville 3256, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 33 702 1184
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10:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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The Himeville Museum and Fort is both a historical site (the old fort, and...

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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Well run and engaging museum

We stopped off here after checking out of the Himeville Arms and were pleased that we did. Although small, the museum packs in a huge amount of information which is displayed in a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here after checking out of the Himeville Arms and were pleased that we did. Although small, the museum packs in a huge amount of information which is displayed in a meaningful order. The museum building has a fascinating history and the displays make the very most of the rooms and space available. Well worth a visit, just... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an extremely well presented museum. The displays are excellently presented and give a wonderful display of yesterdays life. Interesting for the whole family.

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1 Thank Leslie B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best museums I have been to in years!! Well run museum with a lot of historic artifacts. Well presented and the curator is very friendly and efficient.

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1 Thank Deon C
Ashtead
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This museum has a lot to offer and worth a visit. It is well thought out and has plenty to interest everyone

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1 Thank Berian M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We would have loved to pay the museum a visit , but unfortunately it was closed. However, the Giants cup thee garden is worth to pay a visit. This is a small bistro that offed light meals, coffee and tea, delicious apple pie and many souvenirs.

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1 Thank Daniëlle B
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

It will only take you an hour or two but there are some interesting articles and photographs if, like me, you are keen on South African history and culture

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1 Thank Steve B
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This place is definitely worth a visit. The lady that greets you is very friendly and we had a very pleasant experience.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We went to the museum on our trip in November 2015 as we had been advised to take a look. We arrived on Nov 11th, an important date for me as I am an Army Brat and do my silence every year with out fail regardless where I am and this was no different. The Staff were holding a meeting... More 

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1 Thank Steamy66
Hillcrest, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had a pleasant, relaxed time and enjoyed some interesting displays. Nicely set out room by room .

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The museum is well informative about the history of Himeville. It is very clean and the displays in all the rooms is fantastic! There is so much to see and learn, it was well worth a visit. The curator was very friendly, welcoming and informative.

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