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The Himeville Museum

Arbuckle Street, Himeville 3256, South Africa
+27 33 702 1184
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Awesome collection of interesting items in really good condition

We spent a morning looking through all the interesting bits of history - along with a little bit of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wayne S
A must see when in town

Beautiful kept museum with is rich in local history. Very passionate and friendly staff which are... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
JanineRR1
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Underberg, 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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“local history” (6 reviews)
“no charge” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
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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

We spent a morning looking through all the interesting bits of history - along with a little bit of Geocaching.

Thank Wayne S
HimevilleMuseum, assistant curator at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this positive review of our museum. We are really happy you took the time to visit and steep yourself in the rich history of the area. Please visit again when you are next in the area.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Beautiful kept museum with is rich in local history. Very passionate and friendly staff which are always happy to share stories and information with you. Free entrance.

Thank JanineRR1
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Old stone building in main Rd. Various rooms depict life in past years. We particularly liked the school room. Some displays a bit tired. This was originally a fort. Markets are held here occasionally- a really good time to visit

Thank dacabs
louiseroderick, Assistant Curator at The Himeville Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are continually working on upgrading and changing our displays and hope that you will visit again and see some interesting changes.

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Rennie N
Reviewed 24 July 2017

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 25 July 2017

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 28 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 25 July 2017

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 22 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 25 July 2017

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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merlerog
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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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