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The Himeville Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Friendly Service and Curator

Louise, the lady working at the museum is such a gem. She's friendly and told us about other places... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lebstravels
Local History under one roof

We were pleasantly surprised to find so many well-kept historical artefacts neatly arranged in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ernstuken
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Pietermaritzburg, 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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Arbuckle Street, Himeville 3256, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Louise, the lady working at the museum is such a gem. She's friendly and told us about other places to visit in the area. We were well educated about the history we didn't know about. The kids enjoyed the "classroom" history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lebstravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised to find so many well-kept historical artefacts neatly arranged in cubicles along the perimeter of the longitudinal fort building. The exhibitions Include photos of the Sani Pass, trout fishing, actual traditional crafts and clothing, rock art to farm equipment, a wagon...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ernstuken
Reviewed November 6, 2018

As a small town museum this is one of the best I have had the pleasure of visiting, I enjoy it so much I have been a number of times over the last couple of years. The relatively small frontage hides a wonderful expanse of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MetalMixer
Reviewed October 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Logan N
Reviewed September 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank matthemj
Reviewed August 27, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AntWillow
Innerpeace35, Public Relations Manager at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 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 July 30, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EmmaAfrikaT
Innerpeace35, Public Relations Manager at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 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 June 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TracyR2236
Reviewed June 1, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wendy H
Innerpeace35, Public Relations Manager at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 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.

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merlerog
November 8, 2016|
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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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