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.

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Accommodation near Barberton Museum

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Cockney Liz Hotel

Sleeps 32 Barberton Hotel in Barberton
0.09km from Barberton Museum

Cockney Liz Hotel is situated in the historic mining town of Barberton, with its breathtaking view o...

from R580
1 night, 2 adults

Chill Inn Barberton

Sleeps 16 Barberton Lodge in Barberton
0.21km from Barberton Museum

Chill Inn is situated in Barberton.  Kruger National Park is within reach and could provide more act...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Kloofhuis Guest House

Sleeps 10 Barberton Guest House in Barberton
0.25km from Barberton Museum

Situated on the slopes of the Makhonjwa Mountians, overlooking the town of Barberton and the De Kaap...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Fountain Baths Guest House

Sleeps 28 Barberton Guest House in Barberton
0.26km from Barberton Museum

Fountain Baths is perfectly situated within walking distance from town. Its garden extends to the ve...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Phoenix Hotel

Sleeps 26 Barberton Hotel in Barberton
0.29km from Barberton Museum

The Phoenix Hotel, known for its ambiance, hospitality, service and cuisine, has formed part of Barb...

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

The Gold Nugget Guest House

Sleeps 10 Barberton Bed and Breakfast in Barberton
0.47km from Barberton Museum

This Charming Guesthouse and fully licensed pub is set in a tranquil garden setting. The Gold Nugge...

from R950
1 night, 2 adults

Royal Sheba Guesthouse

Sleeps 18 Barberton Guest House in Barberton
0.86km from Barberton Museum

Come and experience our tranquil and homely atmosphere at Royal Sheba Guesthouse. We offer a luxuri...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Temaswati Lodge

Sleeps 12 Barberton Lodge in Barberton
0.88km from Barberton Museum

Temaswati Lodge is an African lodge situated in the Makhonjwa Mountains within the CBD of Barberton....

from R626
1 night, 2 adults

Guthries Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 6 Barberton Guest House in Barberton
0.98km from Barberton Museum

Guthries Bed and Breakfast is nestled at the foothills of the Mkhonjwa Mountains in Barberton, Mpuma...

from R1040
1 night, 2 adults

Barberton Manor Guest House

Sleeps 10 Barberton Guest House in Barberton
1.48km from Barberton Museum

Barberton Manor Guest House - 'the Gem of Barberton' - built in 1927 after a Sir Herbert Baker desig...

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