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The Himeville Museum

Arbuckle Street, Himeville 3256, South Africa
+27 33 702 1184
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A must see in Himeville

Beautifully maintained and every informative.Rich in Himeville History.Its Worth a visit.Free entry.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rennie N
via mobile
A Must for those interested in local history

We read an article about this museum in their local newspaper and this whetted our appetite. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary S
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Benoni, 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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 15:00
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Arbuckle Street, Himeville 3256, South Africa
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+27 33 702 1184
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully maintained and every informative.Rich in Himeville History.Its Worth a visit.Free entry.

1  Thank Rennie N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read an article about this museum in their local newspaper and this whetted our appetite. It is a very interesting museum and is certainly a must for anyone interested in the history of the area. We didn't expect to see so much and spent...More

Thank Gary S
Innerpeace35, Public Relations Manager at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Gary Thank you for your review, as well as the recommendation for visitors to remember donations. Could you also upload any photos you may have taken? We would be happy to welcome you back on your next visit. Warm regards The Himeville Museum

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem! One of the better cared for museums I have visited in this country. They have a very impressive collection of local artefacts. They even have a room dedicated to the local trout fishing industry which was surprisingly interesting. Nice and informative about...More

1  Thank LaraJB
Innerpeace35, Public Relations Manager at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear LaraJB We are so pleased yo enjoyed your visit, especially the KhoiSan artwork exhibit: its a little known treasure, as we are on the border with Lesotho, and wanted to showcase the first people of Southern Africa - the original inhabitants of the Underberg...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

A very informative stop on the local history. Clean well looked after and friendly staff. No charge but donations welcomed. Recommended as something for everybody.

1  Thank Whctree
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Himeville Museum was originally built as a fort in the Boer War, and later became a prison. It has an an excellent display of Bushman / San art and artefacts. Also an informative display of fossils. It provides an excellent overview of the local area,...More

2  Thank Ladnyl1
Reviewed 21 January 2017

From the outside the Museum looks quite small, but once greeted by the friendly staff the range of exhibits is simply amazing and well organised into separate rooms (cells). I particularly liked the fishing room, I still use some of the flies exhibited.

1  Thank tr_nuto
Innerpeace35, Public Relations Manager at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed the visit, particularly the fishing exhibit!

Reviewed 17 January 2017

We enjoyed walking through the museum, well-preserved items and exhibitions excellent. very interesting

1  Thank alta1120
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We received a warm welcome where we given the history of the town and the museum, which is community run. All the items have been donated by the families of the area, which makes it very special. Museum is in pristine condition and is a...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This great little museum housed in a sand sandstone building originally erected as a fort in the 1890s is a treasure trove of photographs implements memorabilia and anecdotes regarding the history of this area. The curator went out of her way to make our visit...More

2  Thank Mike D
Innerpeace35, Public Relations Manager at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mike D Thank you for the compliments to the curator, we appreciate being appreciated. Kind regards

Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This museum is well worth a visit. It is filled with history and interesting artefacts. Make sure you get to see all the outside rooms. I always spot new and interesting details each time I visit.

2  Thank Chris P
Innerpeace35, Public Relations Manager at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Chris P Thank you for mentioning the outside rooms: many visitors are caught up in the well preserved main house, but the outside rooms include the schoolroom exhibit, the fishing room, the KhoiSan rock art exhibit and more. Looking forward to welcoming you again.

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merlerog
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Response from louiseroderick | 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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