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About Barberton Museum

Get bunged up with local knowledge at the Barberton Museum where the geology, mining, Swazi history and general history of Barberton are displayed, as well as Belhaven and Stopforth House Museums, Fernlea Museum and the Block House.

Find out about the history of the area dating back 3,500 million yeas before man was able to survive on earth. The Barberton Mountainland is internationally acclaimed as the best developed and exposed remnant of primitive crust. The oldest form of life on earth developed in this hostile environment. The earliest inhabitats of the area were the Stone Age people. Barberton is also known for it's earliest mining activities and prospectors found remains of Iron Age mining in this area.

Telephone:
+27 (0)13 712 4208
Things to do in Barberton

Accommodation near Barberton Museum

Bushwhacked

9 Reviews
Sleeps 19 in 6 rooms

Bushwhacked is a self-catering house in Barberton situated on the edge of town backing onto an uninhabited valley, with spectacular...
from R530
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Old Coach Road Guest House

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Royal Sheba Guesthouse

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Sleeps 18 in 8 rooms

Come and experience our tranquil and homely atmosphere at Royal Sheba Guesthouse. We offer a luxurious, peaceful and secure stay in the...
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Barberton Mountain Lodge

24 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 2 rooms

We have two self-catering units Die Berghuisie and Die Houthuisie & Mukwana House rooms only.Each unit sleeps 4 people in two seperate...
from R800
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Mountain Rock Cottage

9 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Mountain Rock Cottage is situated in Barberton which is nestled in the heart of the Makhonjwa Mountainlands in the De Kaap Valley; one of...
from R750
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African Rest

9 Reviews
Sleeps 122 in 45 rooms

African Rest is situated on the banks of the Suid Kaap River off the R40 in Mpumalanga. The lodge is only a three and half hour drive from...
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Barberton Museum Map

Barberton Museum is 3.2km from the centre of Barberton , the nearest airport 45.2km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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