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A must see attraction

Not a large museum. It has a display of local residents that had a significant impact on the... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Quirky, fun museum

The museum provides a disparate and interesting overview of the region’s geology, Barberton’s... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Alexandria, VA, USA
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36 Pilgrims Street, Barberton 1300, South Africa
+27 13 712 4208
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Not a large museum. It has a display of local residents that had a significant impact on the struggle for liberation in South Africa. Also good displays of the history of mining operations in the area.

1  Thank BeardedwonderKzn
Reviewed 1 October 2018

A cross range of history from the origins of the mining town to the local tribes and the most recent political protagonists. It's free so worth 30 minutes.

Thank AndriesB42
Reviewed 18 May 2018

The museum provides a disparate and interesting overview of the region’s geology, Barberton’s history as a mining town, and local heros in the liberation struggle. Surprisingly, it works. Plan to spend a half hour in the museum. Get a Heritage Trail brochure from the attendant...More

Thank HerbTreger
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The Barberton museum and heritage walk are a “must do” if you visit Barberton. My favourite museum house is Stopforth House. You can walk yourself or arrange to have guides walk with you from the museum. There are guided tours at Belhaven and Stopforth houses....More

Thank sherynn2016
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This museum incorporate other nearby buildings in and around town and contain so much history about the area.

Thank Gerhard B
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Barberton is a quaint goldmining town dating from the gold rush days of the 1880's. It has a fascinating history and the museum does not only highlight the mining history, but also the geology, archaeology and Swazi culture of the area. There are also 2...More

Thank marliesliebenberg
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

A nice place to visit if u r nearby..its not far from swaziland route..the guides at the reception were nice and informative.. The women prison area was freaking esp after reading the stories.. All other things esp related to gold mines r well kept.. small...More

Thank A S
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

A nice experience if you love history. You have to take a walk on the wild side. Start at the Museum and follow the heritage walk through town. Belhaven House Museum and Stopforth House is great. Real heritage in an ood Town(1884).

1  Thank Charles P
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

A must if visiting Barberton Mpumalanga information about local history about the famous mining town nice gifts Thankyou

Thank lynelsey7
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We visited the Barberton Museum and bought a ticket to visit the other museum houses that are in Barberton. The Barberton museum is well worth a visit and was very interesting, we learnt a lot about the history of the area. When we bought the...More

1  Thank Marigold B
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28 February 2017|
Response from sherynn2016 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not Vodacom if you are going to travel to outlying areas. CellC seems to get best overall coverage in all areas including remote areas.