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Address: 237 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 33 345 1404
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Night at the Museum

A fun night out for our family. There was a fair variety of activities for children and adults.New activities linking the museum's content to the current lifestyle trends and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Mr Kavith H
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A fun night out for our family. There was a fair variety of activities for children and adults.New activities linking the museum's content to the current lifestyle trends and interests of children. The support staff were excellent. Could do with a nice coffee shop, but that may not be financially viable and wouldn't really work for night at the museum.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is one great way to spend a couple of hours. The animal collection is an absolute marvel. So close to the birds and mamels. It feels as if they are alive. The historical display of the development of man in Southern africa is excellent. The signs and times of South Africa through political change is another interesting view. The... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Inexpensive to visit. The museum has many different exhibits on different items including life size animals, historical houses of the city, history of the city.

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Thank jdes786
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

An inexpensive alternative for holiday makers when the weather is foul or cold, the museum has a very popular interactive dinosaur display to keep little ones enthralled. I enjoy the recreastion of the busmen cave and the "under the sea" theme.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

An absolutely magnificent experience. Not to be missed. You get lost in time and marvel at the past. Highly educational and fulfilling. After all what is a peron with no knowledge of ones past.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Probably south africa best museum. absolute delite keep going back for more. very interesting artifacts and historical records

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Brackenfell, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

R10 entry per adult. If you are on a budget and have time to kill, then knock yourself out. A bit of time travel is required, as most exhibits look like it came from the 70's and ill maintained since. Some exhibits also require light bulb replacements. Kids may enjoy the extensive stuffed animal collection. The museum caters for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful collection with some amazing history behind it. Well maintained and inviting. There are some phenomenal pieces in this collection and the information provided is well thought out and some of the detail fascinating. The more modern sections were nicely laid out and made for a nice change.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Must visit if you're in Pietermaritzburg. Such a beautiful museum, so many collections on show. Very educational.

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Pietermaritzburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

How could we have been living in PMB 6 months and not heard high recommendations about this awesome museum?! I didn't have very high expectations going in - so was totally delighted to find a great range of quality exhibits - plus no finger prints all over display cases, informative signage in several languages, and super clean throughout. Unlike huge... More 

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