Opening hours: Weekdays 08h45 -
Saturdays 10h00 – 13h00
Sundays 10h00 – 15h00
Or by appointment.
Tel: 033 239 9240
Fax: 033 330 8051
The Howick Museum is located adjacent to the Howick Falls, a proclaimed natural Heritage
site in the KwaZulu-
It is 25km north of Pietermaritzburg on the N3, in the centre of the Midlands Meander, a highly popular Arts and Crafts route.
Visitors will find ample parking for cars and tour busses
Coffee shops, restaurants, and a visitor’s information office are within walking distance. The surrounding precinct offers an array of interesting outlets selling crafts and collectables.
The Museum is situated 100 m from the Howick Falls view site
At the museum, visitors are assisted by staff and where required our museum education
officer will guide visitors around the exhibits. These cover: Local history about
the inhabitants of the area from the hunter gatherers; early Zulu settlement; colonial
farmers and the start of the Village on the uMngeni; a concentration camp during
The South African War 1899 -
The museum has a reference library and archive which is accessible to researchers by appointment. Research is done in response to requests and enquiries from many different sectors: school children investigating local history and heritage, requests from the general public for information on buildings, background research for land claims, cultural and social research about farms, research for and by descendants of early settlers.
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