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About Fort Nottingham Museum

Fort Nottingham is very quiet and there’s not much to do except visit the smallest town hall in South Africa – it’s more like a medium-sized garden shed – and spend an hour or so in the museum that’s now housed in the old fort.

Fort Nottingham derives its name from Nottingham shire's Regiment - the 45th 'Sherwood Foresters', who were stationed there in 1856. This fort was originally developed when a body of troops manned it to protect settlers in the foothills of the Drakensberg from Bushman or San cattle raids. Visitors can visit the Fort Nottingham Museum located 15 km southwest of Nottingham Road.

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00. Closed Monday to Tuesday.

The annual Bell’s Fort Nottingham Highland and Traditional Games are held on the grounds of Fort Nottingham (8 km from the village). The festival encompasses events, exhibitors, food stalls, highland dancing and athletic games typically found at the Breamar Games in Scotland.

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fiona herbst
06 January 2014

I have been here a few times and love it. The whole place is very small - not too much in the museum but it is beautiful and the perfect spot for a picnic. The person who set up the museum obviously has a great sense of humour - referring to the town's incinerator as the start of South Africa's space programme. Just be sure to take a jersey - it can get very chilly.

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Fort Nottingham Museum is 0km from the centre of Fort Nottingham , the nearest airport 136.3km (King Shaka International Airport).
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