Mpumalanga Galleries and Museums

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Albisini Ruins in Hazyview

Albisini Ruins

Galleries and Museum in Hazyview

Visit the ruins of a 19th century trading post established by the famous Portuguese trader, Joao Albasini at the new Phabeni Gate, 10 km from Hazyview. For centuries prolific trading activity has taken place in the southeastern region of Africa. Maputo (formerly Lourenco Marques) would have been the starting and end point for many of the old trading routes that crisscrossed the southern continent. Albasini set up a network of trading routes that reached the Lowveld. By 1845, he had established a trading post at Magashula’s Kraal, now known as Albasini Ruins.

Barberton Museum in Barberton

Barberton Museum

Galleries and Museum in Barberton

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.

Lydenburg Museum in Lydenburg

Lydenburg Museum

Galleries and Museum in Lydenburg

The Lydenburg Museum focuses on the cultural, archaeological and ethnographic history of the Pedi area. The museum’s current location is in the Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve, home to a variety of indigenous antelope, small mammals and birds of the typical grasslands habitat. The museum features excellent exhibits of early human occupation of the area, the most notable being the Lydenburg Heads. Other displays feature early gold mining and military history along with many cultural exhibits.

Masorini Village Museum in Phalaborwa Gate

Masorini Village Museum

Galleries and Museum in Phalaborwa Gate

Trip back in time to a beautifully restored Stone Age village in Kruger National Park Situated on top of the picturesque Masorini Hill 11km from Phalaborwa entrance gate on the road to Letaba camp, Masorini offers a glimpse of an organized economy that existed before the arrival of European settlers in South Africa. The village also gives insight into the lifestyle of the Stone Age hunter-gathering society that formed an integral part of the natural environment in Kruger National Park. Excavations exposed hut floors and artefacts that gave clues to their way of life, homes, iron foundries and commerce. Dome shaped clay furnaces were used to smelt the iron ore and moulded into spears, arrowheads and farming tools. These items were traded for glass beads, ivory, animal products and food between the BaPhalaborwa at Masorini, the Venda in the North and later, the Portuguese on the east coast. Archaeological and ethnographic research ensured that the reconstructions are as authentic as possible. Local BaPhalaborwa people renovated the huts have recently and there is a site museum and picnic spot at the base of Masorini Hill. Enjoy the fabulous views from the top! Guided tours to the huts and furnace depart from the museum.

Sabie Forestry Museum in Sabie

Sabie Forestry Museum

Galleries and Museum in Sabie

Sabie is surrounded by one of the largest man-made forests in the world. Forestry first began in the area in 1876 with plantings of commercial eucalyptus and wattle trees. The museum documents the history of the industry and also showcases new techniques that are being utilized.

White River Gallery in White River

White River Gallery

Galleries and Museum in White River

The White River Gallery exhibits contemporary and investment art on a monthly basis. The gallery is situated in the same court as Casterbridge Hollow and Magnolia restaurant at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre. Weekdays and Saturday 10:00 - 16:00 Sunday and Public Holidays 10:00 -14:00

White River History and Motor Museum in White River

White River History and Motor Museum

Galleries and Museum in White River

The White River Motor Museum is a must do for petrol heads visiting the White River area. It forms part of the White River Local History Museum situated at Casterbridge Centre just outside White River. Here automobile buffs can ogle over 60 vehicles including the ’horseless carriage’ and other elegant designs from a bygone era. These include the Willys Overland, the Swift and the celebrated Model T Ford. Major draw cards are the 1929 Austin Seven, various MGs and the 1936 Jaguar SS100. Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:30 Saturday & Sunday 09:00 – 16:00

Galleries and Museums near Mpumalanga

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

Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg

Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery

Galleries and Museum in Pietermaritzburg(28.4 km from Mpumalanga)

The Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery is situated in the Butterflies for Africa complex in Pietermaritzburg. The gallery was established in 2001 and exhibits both local and international artists. There is a wide variety of paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, and photography on display. The different styles and subject matters include sublime landscapes, quirky French villagers and contemporary woodcut prints.

Bergtheil Museum in Westville

Bergtheil Museum

Galleries and Museum in Westville(41.8 km from Mpumalanga)

Named after Jonas Bergtheil, this museum is situated in the leafy suburb of Westville midway between Durban and Pinetown. Much of the museum is housed in Westville’s oldest building featuring massive stone walls and hand-hewn timber floorboards. The park like surrounds add an atmosphere of tranquility. Exhibits mostly focus on the first German settlers that Jonas Bergtheil brought to Natal as director of the Natal Cotton Company and their associations with the settlements of Westville, Claremont and New Germany. Visiting hours are 8:30 – 16:00 Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 12:00 Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Public Holidays. Entrance is free.

Bat Centre in Durban

Bat Centre

Galleries and Museum in Durban(53.1 km from Mpumalanga)

The BAT Centre is Durban's vibrant multi-purpose arts centre merging visual and performing arts under one roof. The bright mosaic and mural-covered building has undergone a complete transformation from its former navy hang-out days. Here you will find galleries, artists-in-residence, plus performances of folk music, poetry and spoken-word. The auditorium is the site of the main events held at the BAT Centre. It can hold up to 750 people or 500 people seated and has dressings rooms and ablution facilities. Why BAT? Acronym for 'The Bartel Arts Trust' this centre is also an urban-based community art centre that is a venue and facility for skills training, promotion and exposure of disadvantaged and emergent artists. The focus of the centre is local arts, culture, crafts and entertainment that reflects the Zulu, Indian and Western heritage of KwaZulu-Natal. The difference at BAT is the grassroots, the experimental, the cross-arts trends and the innovation that is promoted at the centre.


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