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Natal Museum

237 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
+27 33 345 1404
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Research, archeological, natural and human science

Collection of millions of natural and archaeological scientific collection sparring over 200 years... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jabu M
Nelspruit, South Africa
via mobile
Rather old fashioned museum, but excellent chance to see wide range of stuffed animals

There are many stuffed mammals and birds in the museum, so it is rather old fashioned in its... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Paul T
Coral Bay, Australia
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237 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
+27 33 345 1404
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Collection of millions of natural and archaeological scientific collection sparring over 200 years some invaluable species from human history, animal, human and history and heritage of indigenous peoples of SA This museum must be called science institute it has some of the greatest scientist and...More

Thank Jabu M
Reviewed 27 June 2017

There are many stuffed mammals and birds in the museum, so it is rather old fashioned in its approach, although there are some more modern displays with well captioned illustrations. The stuffed birds are not always in good condition so they do little justice to...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Clean and well looked after museum. The kids enjoyed all the different displays. Worth visiting for young and old

Thank louiselategan
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Great for browsing with kids and family. Interesting displays and lots of information. Spend at least half a day browsing the exhibits.

Thank Nolan J
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Always been a perfect place to take the kids on a rainy day. So much to see and explore. Great displays and info for young and old. Don't pop in if you don't have a couple of hours to spare.

Thank Leslie V
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The museum has a broad range of displays - something for everyone of every age to enjoy. There are also some participatory displays which the kids had great fun in emersing themselves in. definitely need to spend a good couple of hours here!

1  Thank Julie T
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect for little kids and tweens. Lots of animals, including the big 5, exposure to All south African cultures (Zulu, Hinduism, Islam, European influence etc) tribal art and music ... a true south Africa experience !!

Thank luvtrav37
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I recently took my niece to the Museum, I wish there could be more animals and activities for little ones, I enjoyed but I have an issue with parking

Thank sliem2016
Reviewed 29 October 2016 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...More

Thank Mr Kavith H
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....More

Thank Reg M
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4 October 2017|
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Response from Jabu M | Reviewed this property |
The best economical way to reach Pietermaritzburg it's by car for those who love exploring the country side, the distance is about 488 Km single trip and will thus require 5 hours to and 5 hours Re back. You can return... More
Karen S
1 February 2017|
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Response from Mr Kavith H | Reviewed this property |
Taxi cabs appear to be relatively reliable. Companies such as Chedies and Metro Cabs are probably the best.Minibus taxis are not safe though.
Tracy H
4 January 2017|
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Response from Mr Kavith H | Reviewed this property |
Parking is a problem in the upper Jabu Ndlovu Str (old Loop Str). You could try the Imperial Hotel (used to be Protea Imperial until recently) across from the Museum. They may assist for a fee. Roadside parking is available... More