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Barberton Museum

36 Pilgrims Street, Barberton 1300, South Africa
+27 13 712 4208
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Quirky, fun museum

The museum provides a disparate and interesting overview of the region’s geology, Barberton’s... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
HerbTreger
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Alexandria, VA, USA
Barberton Blast from the past

The Barberton museum and heritage walk are a “must do” if you visit Barberton. My favourite museum... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
sherynn2016
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Barberton, South Africa
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“mining town” (3 reviews)
“heritage walk” (3 reviews)
“gold mines” (2 reviews)
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36 Pilgrims Street, Barberton 1300, South Africa
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+27 13 712 4208
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

The museum provides a disparate and interesting overview of the region’s geology, Barberton’s history as a mining town, and local heros in the liberation struggle. Surprisingly, it works. Plan to spend a half hour in the museum. Get a Heritage Trail brochure from the attendant...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The Barberton museum and heritage walk are a “must do” if you visit Barberton. My favourite museum house is Stopforth House. You can walk yourself or arrange to have guides walk with you from the museum. There are guided tours at Belhaven and Stopforth houses....More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This museum incorporate other nearby buildings in and around town and contain so much history about the area.

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Barberton is a quaint goldmining town dating from the gold rush days of the 1880's. It has a fascinating history and the museum does not only highlight the mining history, but also the geology, archaeology and Swazi culture of the area. There are also 2...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

A nice place to visit if u r nearby..its not far from swaziland route..the guides at the reception were nice and informative.. The women prison area was freaking esp after reading the stories.. All other things esp related to gold mines r well kept.. small...More

Thank A S
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

A nice experience if you love history. You have to take a walk on the wild side. Start at the Museum and follow the heritage walk through town. Belhaven House Museum and Stopforth House is great. Real heritage in an ood Town(1884).

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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

A must if visiting Barberton Mpumalanga information about local history about the famous mining town nice gifts Thankyou

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

We visited the Barberton Museum and bought a ticket to visit the other museum houses that are in Barberton. The Barberton museum is well worth a visit and was very interesting, we learnt a lot about the history of the area. When we bought the...More

1  Thank Marigold B
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Well documented with pictures, books, prospects, etc. Barberton is a small town with character and lots of history for a relatively young country like South Africa.

Thank CViana
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

There's a real community feeling in Barberton and it's exemplified by the museum (free entrance!), which explains how the town developed and featured in S Africa's mining past and the struggle against apartheid; as well as the unique ancient geology. Nice local jewellery shop next...More

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Definitely not Vodacom if you are going to travel to outlying areas. CellC seems to get best overall coverage in all areas including remote areas.
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